Press Releases

​Postwoman conquers 30,000ft challenge for the Stroke Association

Jul 15, 2015 12:01 BST Stroke Association Carol Walthew, a postwoman from Kendal, has successfully completed three gruelling physical challenges, raising more than £2,235 for the Stroke Association in the process.

​The Stroke Association calls on Northampton runners to help conquer stroke

Jul 15, 2015 11:14 BST Stroke Association The Stroke Association is appealing to Northampton runners to help conquer stroke, by joining the charity’s team at the Northampton Half Marathon on Sunday 06 September.

TV comic Duncan Norvelle stages show for the Stroke Association

Jul 15, 2015 10:58 BST Stroke Association Popular comedian and impressionist Duncan Norvelle will return to the stage in Nottingham on Friday 31 July, for the first time since his life-changing stroke in April 2012.

​Sunderland beauty queen helps to conquer stroke

Jul 14, 2015 10:22 BST Stroke Association Sunderland beauty queen, Anya Gould, has chosen to support the Stroke Association ahead of competing in two international competitions, after her stepfather had a stroke.

​Big hearted Bluebird Care raises money for stroke survivors

Jul 13, 2015 13:49 BST Stroke Association The Director of St Helens homecare agency, Bluebird Care has raised more than £550 for the Stroke Association after his sister survived a stroke.

Family of ten take on the Great South Run in memory of Dad and Grandad

Jul 13, 2015 12:36 BST Stroke Association Ten members of the same family from Gosport, will be taking part in the Great South Run in October in memory of their Dad and Grandad Frank Marsden, who passed away in April after suffering four strokes.At his wake the family decided it would be a nice idea to run the Great South Run in his memory and on behalf of the Stroke Association.

Jul 13, 2015 09:50 BST Uppsala University It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of cognitive stress.

​Stroke garden blooms thanks to Dobbies donation

Jul 10, 2015 12:09 BST Stroke Association A local garden project which supports stroke survivors throughout their recovery has been selected to receive an in-store shopping spree from Dobbies Garden Centre in Birtley as part of the store’s Here We Grow scheme.

​Dukinfield stroke survivor set to host fun-filled community fundraiser

Jul 07, 2015 12:49 BST Stroke Association Hannah McDonald, a 25 year old stroke survivor from Dukinfield, is inviting the local community to join her on Saturday 01 August, when she’ll be raising vital funds for the Stroke Association.

Dover resident Peter Groombridge scoops national award for courage

Jul 06, 2015 15:29 BST Stroke Association Local stroke survivor Peter Groombridge from Dover has been presented with an Adult Courage Award sponsored by Vision Express, at a national award ceremony held in London. Peter received his award from Presenter and Journalist Anna Richardson.