Press Releases

​Olympian Sharron Davies champions Step out for Stroke

Mar 05, 2015 17:15 GMT Stroke Association Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series.

Mar 02, 2015 20:28 GMT Stroke Association The team from the Stroke Association in Plymouth joined the backstage and front of house staff at the Theatre Royal Plymouth to raise awareness of stroke and give a free blood pressure check to all staff. The visit was part of the charity’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign.

Beverly takes up Inca challenge for her sister Georgie

Mar 02, 2015 13:08 GMT Stroke Association Beverly Salt, from Bristol, will be embarking on the challenge of her lifetime, on the 16th March 2015. Beverly will be walking the Inca Trail over four days to raise money for the Stroke Association and Your Voice, a local support group, run by her sister Georgie & fellow stroke survivor Paul Barnes for Stroke Survivors in Devon.

£100 raised through Sip for Stroke at Elms Nursing Home

Feb 27, 2015 21:20 GMT Stroke Association The Elms Nursing Home in Bembridge hosted a ‘Sip for Stroke’ to raise funds for the Stroke Association on the 12th February 2015. Stroke survivors, their friends and family and staff from the home got together to celebrate Life after Stroke.

Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

Feb 26, 2015 13:59 GMT National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launched on 24 February 2015.

New drug treatment could offer stroke survivors better outcomes

Feb 26, 2015 08:00 GMT Stroke Association Stroke Association-funded research has promising results which could lead to a new drug treatment

​Daredevils with a head for heights sought for first Stroke Association abseil

Feb 23, 2015 13:38 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is calling out for adrenaline junkies and fun-seeking fundraisers to abseil down one of the highest buildings in Leeds, on Saturday 28 March.

Stroke coordinator takes on the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon

Feb 23, 2015 11:41 GMT Stroke Association A healthcare professional who dedicates his time to supporting stroke survivors is tackling the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon on Sunday 22 March, in aid of the Stroke Association.

Joanne is taking part in Resolution run for Nan and daughter

Feb 18, 2015 17:10 GMT Stroke Association Joanne Way, from Weston Super Mare, will be taking part in The Stroke Association’s Resolution Run in Ashton Court on 8th March 2015. Joanne will be running for her daughter Lexi (3 yrs and 8mths old) who had a stroke in the womb and Nanny who sadly passed away after a major stroke.

3 routes, 2 wheels, 1 great cause

Feb 18, 2015 17:05 GMT Stroke Association Chris Wright, from Medstead, wants to invite others to join him and help conquer stroke by taking part in the Thames Bridges Bike Ride on Sunday 10 May 2015. Chris who has had a mini-stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack) wants to raise awareness of stroke and help others.