Press Releases

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.

​Manchester stroke specialist scoops national award for life-saving work

Jul 01, 2015 10:01 BST Stroke Association One of the country’s leading stroke specialists has scooped a national Life After Stroke Special Recognition Award for her pioneering work to transform the quality of stroke care in the UK. Professor Pippa Tyrrell, 58 from Cheshire, was presented with her award by Sally Bee at a star studded ceremony hosted by the Stroke Association in London on Thursday 25 June 2015.

​13 year old stroke survivor wins national courage award

Jul 01, 2015 09:53 BST Stroke Association A 13 year-old from Stockton on Tees has won a national Life After Stroke Award. Emily Simpson was presented with the Children and Young People’s Courage Award by Jermaine Jackman and Tallia Storm at a star-studded ceremony at the Rosewood Hotel in London on 25 June 2015.

​Merseyside Stroke Group honoured with national award

Jul 01, 2015 09:46 BST Stroke Association Merseyside Stroke Group, based in Liverpool, has been recognised for the support they offer local stroke survivors along with their infectious enthusiasm and laughter, with a national Life After Stroke Award.

​Derbyshire stroke survivor makes remarkable recovery and scoops major award

Jun 30, 2015 16:59 BST Stroke Association A father from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, has scooped a national Life After Stroke Award (LASA) for his remarkable bravery, following a life-changing stroke. Mark Ellis, 27, was presented with award by Martin Lewis and Tamsin Greig at a star-studded ceremony, hosted by the Stroke Association in London, on Thursday 25 June 2015.