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Take a leap of faith for stroke

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2016 12:20 GMT

The Stroke Association’s exciting event ‘The Big Swing’ returns to The Titan Crane in Clydebank, Glasgow for the 2016 event on Sunday 19 June.

If you are the sort of person who likes challenge events such as abseils and Skydives, then this is the ideal event for an adventure-seeker. It’s also a great challenge for a first timer who is looking to achieve something new. It is guaranteed to be a memorable, adrenaline-filled experience for all who take part. Everyone who took part in the previous events loved it, even those with a fear of heights!

Registration costs £10 until 1 March and then £15 after this date and fundraisers are asked to raise a minimum of £145 in sponsorship. The money raised at this event will go towards the charity’s work supporting people who have had a stroke in Scotland.Participants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the event and full instructions will be given by our friendly, professional instructors on the day. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis so interested people are advised to register as soon as possible. Please note participants will be required to climb the stairs of the crane.

For more information and to register for the event please call 0131 555 7251 or e-mail bigswing@stroke.org.uk Online registration is available at www.stroke.org.uk/bigswingThere is also a video from a previous event on the website showing what it is like to take part in the Big Swing.

More information on the Stroke Association is available by visiting www.stroke.org.uk

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Notes to editors

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. It is the leading cause of severe adult disability in the UK. In Scotland around 15,000 people have a stroke every year and over 121,000 people live with the effects of stroke.

The Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and we’re leading a community of people to change the world for people affected by 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