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Poole community urged to step out and help conquer stroke

Press Release   •   Sep 05, 2014 15:05 BST

The Stroke Association is calling on residents in Bournemouth and Poole to take part in the Stroke Association’s Step out for Stroke event on Sunday 7 September 2014 at Poole Park, Poole from 2:00pm.

The charity fundraising walk aims to help conquer stroke by raising vital funds to support people affected as well as promote awareness of the condition which strikes around 1700 people in Dorset each year.

Melissa Rimell Fundraiser at the Stroke Association said: “Stroke happens in an instant, but for stroke survivors and their loved ones, its effects can last a lifetime. Far too many people don’t understand it and many don’t think it will happen to them. We believe everyone affected by stroke should get the support they need to make the best possible recovery.

“We’re inviting the whole community to come to this fun day out in Poole and help us make it an event to remember. It is a milestone for many stroke survivors taking part, and is an occasion the whole family will enjoy. So far around 30 people will take part and we hope others will join us on the day.”

For further details, call the Stroke Association on 0117 911 5471 or 07720 364420 or go to:


For interviews, photographs or more information, please contact Josie Gray, Regional Media and PR Officer at the Stroke Association on 02380 720 438. 

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at