Press Releases

Heather urges people from Surrey to act FAST

Feb 05, 2015 13:46 GMT Stroke Association Heather Cooper, 49 from Fetcham, had a stroke in October last year and believes the FAST Test could have saved her life. Mia, Heather’s 13 year old daughter, recognised the FAST Symptoms when her Mum showed her that she couldn’t lift her arm. Mia knew straight away that her Mum had a stroke, and told her Dad to call 999.

Feb 05, 2015 13:34 GMT Stroke Association Simon Batsman, 20, from Winchester in the South of England had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) otherwise known as a mini-stroke, in February 2013 and believes the FAST Test could have saved his life.

Feb 05, 2015 13:10 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is offering people the chance to make a pledge which counts and take part in a 5k,10k or 15k Resolution Run in Lydiard Park, Swindon on the 22nd March 2015 This is one of over 20 Resolution Runs taking place across the UK. These fun events provide the perfect motivation to get back in shape and support a vital cause.

Feb 05, 2015 13:03 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is challenging people to face their fears and walk bare foot across a Firewalk.The heated fundraising event will take place in Millennium Square, Bristol on the 27th February 2015.

Feb 05, 2015 12:57 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association today launches a new initiative to help more people affected by stroke receive emergency medical treatment. The charity is calling for people across the South West to support the FAST Forward campaign by learning the signs of a stroke and sharing the message to help save more lives.

Stroke Association lends a helping hand to Nottingham stroke survivor

Feb 05, 2015 10:43 GMT Stroke Association

Feb 04, 2015 12:19 GMT Rand Rescue South Africans have been moving to the UK in a constant, steady stream. They make up just over 1% of the population now and contribute socially, culturally and importantly, financially to the British economy: highly skilled, innovative and a hard working group. This has often come at a price for many of these South African expats: a huge financial cost in fact.

​Local stroke group to host fun-filled fundraiser

Feb 04, 2015 10:42 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association’s Merseyside Life After Stroke Group is inviting local residents to a fun filled evening at Maghull Town Hall, to help raise vital funds for the support group.

​Young stroke survivor receives regional recognition

Feb 03, 2015 17:00 GMT Stroke Association A young stroke survivor from Withernsea has received a Highly Commended Life After Stroke Award from the Stroke Association, in recognition of his courage and selflessness.

New Commonwealth Apprentices at ng homes in North Glasgow

Feb 03, 2015 16:56 GMT ng homes media centre A LEADING housing association in Glasgow, ng homes, has just taken on five new apprentices as part of Glasgow City Council's Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative.