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​Survivors take a Step Out for Stroke in Warrington

Press release   •   Jun 25, 2018 15:56 BST

Over 200 stroke survivors and Warrington residents raised over £3,500 for the Stroke Association, by taking part in the charity’s Step Out for Stroke walk at Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday 23 June.

Five year old stroke survivor Lottie Evans officially opened the walk, alongside her sister Lillie and the Mayor of the Borough of Warrington, Councillor Karen Mundry. Lottie and her sisters also performed for walkers with their dance group Viscaria Dance, while ex-rugby league player and Stroke Association ambassador, Chris Bridge, took part in the event alongside his family.

Jane Guy, Stroke Association Support Coordinator, said: “We’re delighted with the turnout and money raised. A big thank you to the local community who really helped us to make this an event to remember and we’re very grateful to everyone for their support.

“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 marks an important milestone in their road to recovery and seeing them take on this challenge was truly inspirational. Everyone who took part has helped 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