Press Releases

Wakefield stroke survivor tackles London Marathon as Pink Lady® apple

Feb 18, 2015 11:47 GMT Stroke Association A young mother and stroke survivor from Wakefield has been ‘picked’ to take part in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, dressed as a Pink Lady® apple and to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.

BBC's The Voice Mike Ward releases 'Don't Close Your Eyes'

Feb 17, 2015 16:22 GMT Collum Entertainment Limited BBC's The Voice finalist Mike Ward releases his 2nd single 'Don't Close Your Eyes' on 23rd February which was the song he auditioned with on The Voice and is a firm favourite amongst his fans. Manchester born Mike shot to fame in series two of The Voice surprising the judges and audience at home with his amazing Country vocals.

Award winning community organisation unveils exciting Creativity Month programme

Feb 17, 2015 11:50 GMT Colin Neighbourhood Partnership The month of March will be a busy one in the Colin area of West Belfast when almost 50 events are set to take place as part of Creativity Month in Colin. A wide range of creative activities, events and workshops will be on offer. Film, music, art, sport, history, photography, crafts, and creative technologies all feature in the vibrant programme which was launched today.

Wrexham stroke survivor supports Wales-wide campaign

Feb 11, 2015 12:04 GMT Stroke Association

​Wythenshawe woman braves ‘three jumps’ in memory of her dad

Feb 09, 2015 16:46 GMT Stroke Association Linda Thorne, 28 from Wythenshawe, is braving three ‘Jumps for Doug’ to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association, in memory of her father who passed away after a stroke.

​Wirral Stroke Survivor Officially Opens Vision Express Store

Feb 09, 2015 16:07 GMT Stroke Association A 62-year old stroke survivor was guest of honour as the Vision Express store in Heswall was official opened on Saturday.

​Formby Stroke Survivor Officially Opens Vision Express Store

Feb 09, 2015 15:01 GMT Stroke Association A stroke survivor was guest of honour at the official opening of the Vision Express store in The Beacons, Formby on Saturday.

Edward urges people in Kent to act FAST

Feb 05, 2015 13:52 GMT Stroke Association Edward Ramsay, 71, from Chatham had a stroke in October last year and believes the FAST Test could have saved his life

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.