Press Releases

​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.

Jul 14, 2015 09:00 BST FutSciNow We have all heard of Alzheimer’s disease. Many of us know someone who has been affected by this devastating disease. We do not know the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There are no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The first ever clinical trial will explore whether Aluminium is involved in Alzheimer's disease and if so there may be hope

​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.

​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.

Morwhenna completes 177 miles by boat, foot and bike for stroke

Jul 06, 2015 15:22 BST Stroke Association Morwhenna Woolcock, 40, from Bristol has just completed an epic adventure travelling from the Brecon Beacons to Morwenstow following (roughly) in the footsteps of the 5th century Saint Morwenna. Stroke survivor Morwhenna completed the 177 mile adventure travelling by bike, boat, and on foot in just 21 days.

Young Doncaster stroke survivor set to tackle York 10K

Jul 06, 2015 10:54 BST Stroke Association Hannah Burton, a 19 year old stroke survivor from Doncaster, is set to help conquer stroke by taking part in the York 10k on Sunday 02 August, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.

Scandic to take over prestigious hotel in Bergen, Norway

Jul 02, 2015 06:30 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Nordics, is taking over one of Norway’s most prominent hotels – Hotel Norge in Bergen. The hotel, which was built in 1885, is Bergen’s oldest hotel and will from the beginning of the fall of 2016, be completely transformed to claim its place as the top hotel in the city.