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​Survivors take a Step Out for Stroke in St Helens

Press Release   •   Jun 01, 2017 10:44 BST

The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk at Taylor Park, St Helens, at 11am on Thursday 22 June.

This family fundraising event is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability and the charity is calling on people to register now and take part alongside local stroke survivors and their families.

The Mayor of St Helens, Councillor Joe Pearson will officially start the walk. The day will also include lots of family-friendly activities including Phoenix Classic Car Club, as well as stalls from St Helens Carers Centre, British Red Cross and the Healthy Living Team.

Sian Thomas, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re inviting the whole community to sign-up for our Step Out for Stroke event in St Helens this year and help us make it an event to remember. Our Step Out for Stroke events mark a milestone for many stroke survivors taking part, and it’s an event that the whole family will enjoy.

“We’re looking forward to seeing some truly inspirational people who will be taking their first steps since their stroke. Everyone taking part will be joined by hundreds of people across the UK who are walking to raise vital funds for everyone affected by stroke.”

To find out more and sign-up to take part in Step Out for 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 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