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Step Out in Sandringham to support stroke survivors

Press Release   •   Apr 11, 2018 15:20 BST

The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke fundraising walk in Sandringham Estate at 11am on Saturday 19 May 2018 to support stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and there are there are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the after effects. For stroke survivors, the challenge of taking part in Step out for Stroke will also celebrate their steps towards regaining their independence.

Step out for Stroke is a family-friendly event, suitable for all ages and abilities. The day will also include a children’s treasure hunt, information on stroke and free blood pressure checks. High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke that we can control, yet it has no symptoms and can affect people of all ages and lifestyles.

Louise Everett, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time and it changes lives in an instant. For many stroke survivors, Step out for Stroke will mark an important milestone in their road to recovery and seeing them take on this challenge will be truly inspirational.

“Step out for Stroke is also a fun day out for all the family and we hope to see as many people as possible from the local community taking part alongside stroke survivors and enjoying the other activities on offer.”

Step out for Stroke walks will take place across the UK from May to July 2018 Visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepoutto sign-up to an event near you

  • 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