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​Stroke Association hosts Big Purple Night Out for stroke

Press release   •   Jul 04, 2016 12:05 BST

The Stroke Association is inviting Wigan residents to enjoy a fun filled gala evening at Golborne and Parkside Sports and Community Club to help raise vital funds.

From 7:30pm on Friday 22 July, the charity will host its third consecutive Big Purple Night Out. Award winning choir, Milltown Sound, and rock band, 5 Years On, will entertain guests. There will also be a hot pot supper and raffle, where people can win an array of prizes.

Jim Brown, Information, Advice and Support Coordinator for the Stroke Association in Wigan, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three and a half minutes - it is vital that we can raise funds for people affected by stroke. This is our third year of hosting the Big Purple Night Out and we’re hoping it will be our best year yet.

“The money raised will help our work to prevent strokes and reduce their effect through campaigning, education and research. It will also help us to support people adjusting to a life after stroke in Wigan. We’d love to see everyone from the area come along and enjoy what is sure to be a fun filled evening.”

The event will take place at Golborne and Parkside Sports and Community Club, Rivington Avenue, Golborne, WA3 3HG. Doors open at 7pm and tickets costs £8. For tickets and further information please contact Jim Brown, Elaine Pye and Robin Foxon on 01942 482 133.

The Stroke Association provides an Information, Advice and Support Service and Communication Support Service in Wigan, in partnership with Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group. For more information about the services available in Wigan, please contact the team on 01942 482 133. For more information about stroke, visit

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 one of the largest causes of 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