Press Releases

​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.

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.

​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.

Del and Linda take the ultimate leap for stroke survivor Fred

Apr 28, 2015 14:01 BST Stroke Association Two friends Linda Holland from Herne bay and Derek Dummer (Del) from Whitstabletook a massive leap on the 7th April 2015when they completed a skydive to raise funds for the Stroke Association. The pair were motivated to take on a major challenge after they saw the determination of their friend’s Dad, Fred Tugwell, who had a massive stroke last May.

IFP Chief Executive takes on 100 mile cycle ride after stroke

Apr 27, 2015 16:09 BST Stroke Association

Apr 27, 2015 15:49 BST Stroke Association Richard Wright and his family, from Aylesbury, will be Stepping out for Stroke at a fundraising walk in Kingsbury Square on the 16th May 2015, just over two years after his stroke. The local community is also supporting the walk with Sainsbury providing water and bananas and St Mary’s Church opening its doors and laying on refreshments for participants, friends and family.