Press Releases

​Mosaic unveiling kicks of Action on Stroke Month at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

May 06, 2015 10:28 BST Stroke Association An inspirational mosaic created by stroke survivors was unveiled at Blackpool Victoria Hospital Stroke Unit on Friday 01 May, to mark the launch of Action on Stroke Month.

​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.

May 05, 2015 16:00 BST Church of Sweden ​In 2017 it will be 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church (more commonly referred to as Castle Church) in Wittenberg. The Central Board of the Church of Sweden today established the frameworks for the Church of Sweden’s anniversary-related activities during the year.

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.

​Local stroke survivors take on Step out for Stroke, despite being more than 1,600 miles away from Scunthorpe

Apr 28, 2015 10:13 BST Stroke Association Two local stroke survivors and volunteers are set to take part in the charity’s Step out for Stroke event, despite being more than 1,600 miles away from Scunthorpe, near Gibraltar.