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​South Bradford Golf Club tees off for the Stroke Association

Press Release   •   Jun 01, 2017 11:57 BST

South Bradford Golf Club has raised more than £1,400 for the Stroke Association, after holding a series of fundraising events for the charity.

The events were organised by South Bradford Golf Club Lady President, Paula Kelly, who was inspired to raise funds for the Stroke Association after her mum, Shirley Wilson, had a stroke two years ago.

South Bradford Golf Club has held a number of fundraising events throughout the year in support of the Stroke Association, including a live music evening, a charity golf day, auctions, quizzes and raffles.

Paula said: “I know first-hand just how devastating stroke can be so when I was appointed Lady President, I was keen to raise as much awareness and vital funds for the Stroke Association as I could. My mum is on the road to recovery and doing amazingly well. The Stroke Association provides invaluable support to stroke survivors and their families. I am so grateful to all of our club members, friends and family for their generosity and help.”

Joanne Burr, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “Without the efforts of fundraisers like Paula and the members of the South Bradford Golf Club, we wouldn’t be able to support the 112,300 people in Yorkshire and Humber who are currently living with the devastating effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers. We’re so grateful for them for clubbing together to support our work.”

Across the UK, more than a million people are rebuilding their lives after stroke. By supporting Make May Purple you can help us to make sure stroke gets the attention it deserves and to raise vital funds for innovative research into stroke care and treatment. To get involved with Make May Purple and help to change the story for stroke survivors, visit www.stroke.org.uk/makemaypurple

  • 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 more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes. 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 www.stroke.org.uk