Press Releases

​TV star Kim Woodburn supports Step out for Stroke in Liverpool

May 06, 2015 10:25 BST Stroke Association ITV and C4 star Kim Woodburn will officially open the Stroke Association’s Step out for Stroke sponsored walking event in Croxteth Park, Liverpool on Saturday 09 May.

​Liverpool stroke survivors star in new exhibition to Make May Purple

May 06, 2015 10:24 BST Stroke Association Stroke survivors from Liverpool are the subjects of a powerful new photography exhibition, which will be displayed in the city during Action on Stroke Month.

Scandic to build new hotel at Norway’s biggest exhibition center in Lilleström

May 06, 2015 07:00 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Nordic countries, will open a new hotel in 2018 – Scandic Portalen – at Norway’s largest congress center, Norway Trade Fairs, in Lilleström. Lilleström is one of Norway’s most important hubs for business travel and the only stop on the train line between the airport and Oslo Central Station.

May 05, 2015 14:45 BST Stroke Association Fort Regent Dome, Mont Orgueil Castle and Victoria College in Jersey will all be lighting up purple during the month of May for Action on Stroke Month. The buildings have agreed to help raise awareness of stroke and join the Stroke Association to Make May Purple.

May 05, 2015 13:53 BST Stroke Association A play set in the West Country, Unearthed, will be helping to raise awareness of the impact of stroke during Action on Stroke month. The Production from Folio Theatre will be touring across the South West throughout the month of May.

Customer Task Force helps shape future of social services

May 05, 2015 13:37 BST Bury Council More than 20 Bury residents, customers, carers and representatives have been telling Bury Council how it can improve social care services for them.

Local Stroke survivor Richard encourages everyone to join him and Step Out for stroke

May 05, 2015 12:18 BST Stroke Association Local Stroke Survivor Richard Spanswick from Plymouth is asking everyone to join him and other stroke survivors to Step Out for Stroke on the 6th June 2015. The event is a fundraising walk perfect for the whole family that will be taking place at Plymouth Hoe.

​Support for stroke survivors in Newton Aycliffe grows with launch of new group

May 01, 2015 10:31 BST Stroke Association A new support group for stroke survivors has launched in Newton Aycliffe, to help people in the area come to terms with a life after stroke.

New report defines factors to unlock the potential of Europe’s young entrepreneurs

Apr 29, 2015 14:15 BST Eurofound Only a fraction of young Europeans interested in becoming entrepreneurs actually go on to do so, according to Eurofound’s new report ‘Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies’.

​Wakefield stroke survivor completes London Marathon as Pink Lady® apple

Apr 28, 2015 15:01 BST Stroke Association A young mother and stroke survivor from Wakefield has successfully completed the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, dressed as a Pink Lady® apple to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.