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.