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Survivors take a Step Out for Stroke in Truro

Press Release   •   Jun 12, 2017 13:44 BST

Over 30 stroke survivors and Truro residents raised over £500 for the Stroke Association, by taking part in the charity’s Step out for Stroke walk in Boscawen Park, on Sunday 11 June.

Jennifer Robinson-Slater, Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “The local community really helped us to make this an event to remember and we’re delighted with the turnout and amount raised. We’re very grateful to everyone for their support.

“Our Step Out for Stroke events mark a milestone for many stroke survivors taking part and some truly inspirational people took their first steps since their stroke. Everyone who took part has helped to raise vital funds for people affected by stroke.”

To find out more about Step Out for Stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout

  • 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