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Radcliffe woman stages family fun day in memory of mother-in-law

Press release   •   Jul 29, 2019 10:17 BST

Claire Turrell, 33 from Radcliffe, is inviting local people to Bar 1 on Stand Lane on Saturday 31st August, for a fun-filled family day to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.

Along with her close friend Nicola Bond, Claire was inspired to raise funds for the charity in memory of her mother-in-law, who had a life-changing stroke five years ago leaving her paralysed. Sadly she passed away earlier this year.

Kicking off at 2pm until late, the fundraising event will include a whole host of activities for little ones and adults alike, including bouncy castles, donkey rides, raffles and tombolas with a variety of prizes.

Claire said: “This is the second time we’ve held the family fun day and it was a fantastic event last year, however we want this year’s to be even bigger and better! I chose to support the Stroke Association as it’s a wonderful charity which helps so many stroke survivors across the UK.”

Louise Simonian, Community and Events Fundraising Manager for the Stroke Association, said: “A stroke can happen to anyone at any time and it turns lives upside down in an instant. We’re incredibly grateful to Claire for organising the fun day. With her support we can reach out to more stroke survivors and their families as they rebuild their lives.”

For more information about stroke, visit or call our helpline on 0303 303 3100

  • When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our amazing supporters. We’re rebuilding lives after stroke. 
  • We’re here to support you to rebuild your life after stroke. If you need information or just want someone to talk to, call us on 0303 3033 100 or visit