Press Releases

​Leeds daredevils conquer first ever Stroke Association abseil

Apr 01, 2015 11:57 BST Stroke Association More than 60 daredevils took a leap of faith and took part in a 269ft abseil in Leeds this weekend, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.

Stroke survivors entering care homes are missing out on crucial rehabilitation and being ‘written off’, the Stroke Association and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are warning today

Apr 01, 2015 10:55 BST Stroke Association A survey found that 3 in 5 care homes are not following National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines that the needs of a stroke survivor must be assessed by a specialist within 72 hours of admission.

​Wythenshawe woman completes ‘two jumps’ in memory of her dad

Mar 24, 2015 16:20 GMT Stroke Association Linda Thorne, 28 from Wythenshawe, has bravely completed two ‘Jumps for Doug’ and raised almost £800 for the Stroke Association, in memory of her father who passed away after a stroke.

Craig’s marathon effort for Stroke

Mar 24, 2015 14:37 GMT Stroke Association Craig Davis, 30yrs old postman, from Uckfield, will be running the London Marathon for the Stroke Association this April. Craig is delighted to finally have a place after applying every year since he was 18 yrs old.

​Stroke survivors enjoy showcase of local support

Mar 24, 2015 10:21 GMT Stroke Association Stroke survivors, volunteers, carers and organisations from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale came together on Monday 23 March, to celebrate the support for stroke survivors in the area.

Trio to take on sixteen of London’s Bridges in Thames Bridges Bike ride

Mar 23, 2015 15:24 GMT Stroke Association A trio from Tri Fits –U, a small Triathlon/Duathlon Training Club based in Warlingham, have signed up for this year’s 50 mile extended, Thames Bridges Bike ride. Mick, Shelley and Natalie will be riding over sixteen of London’s most famous bridges and going past many iconic landmarks, during the ride which takes place on the 10th May 2015.

Mar 23, 2015 15:15 GMT Stroke Association Donna Boyles from Reading watched on with pride as her husband and son ran the half marathon at the weekend.The father and son team, who are both local football referees, signed up for the run to raise money the Stroke Association after Donna had a stroke in January this year.

Research-active trusts have better patient outcomes, study shows

Mar 16, 2015 14:31 GMT National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network A study, published in February, showed that patients cared for in research- active acute NHS Trusts have better outcomes.


Mar 11, 2015 20:31 GMT Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Following the success of the first Lancashire Living with Diabetes Day, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) invite people living with diabetes to sign up for another exciting, informative and interactive day taking place from 9.30am on Saturday, 21st March.

​Sharston resident and Percy the sheep flock together in fundraising marathon challenge

Mar 11, 2015 14:44 GMT Stroke Association Sharston resident Chris Larkin will swap the streets of Manchester for the pavements of Paris on 12 April, when he tackles the Paris Marathon to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.