Press Releases

Stroke survivors bring festive cheer to patients in Lancashire

Dec 19, 2014 16:30 GMT Stroke Association A choir made up of stroke survivors, carers and family members brought plenty of Christmas cheer to stroke patients in Lancashire this week, with two festive carol performances.

Dec 19, 2014 13:56 GMT Stroke Association A new Expert Stroke Program is helping people from across Buckinghamshire to come to terms with stroke and re-build their lives. The six week course covers everything from understanding stroke to dealing with legal matters.

Golf club raises over £5,000 for stroke charities

Dec 19, 2014 13:55 GMT Stroke Association Members at Thornbury Golf club have raised a massive £5770.00 this year which has been donated to two stroke charities. The Captains’ charities for 2014 are The Stroke Association and The Thornbury & District Stroke Support Group.

Stroke survivors send Christmas messages to others in Acute Stroke Unit

Dec 19, 2014 13:51 GMT Stroke Association Stroke survivors from the Wokingham Stroke Support Group have created Christmas decorations with messages for new stroke survivors to encourage them in their fight to recovery. Messages of ‘Keep smiling’, ‘Keep going’ and ‘Don’t give up’ are included in the decorations which have been used to decorate the tree in the Acute Stroke unit at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Dec 19, 2014 13:47 GMT Stroke Association The Petersfield Stroke Association Voluntary Group has formed an Aphasia choir and they will be performing for the first time on 20th December 2014 in the town centre. The group who all suffer from Aphasia will be singing a selection of Christmas Carols.

Dec 19, 2014 13:44 GMT Stroke Association Stroke survivors and carers met with a variety of stroke care professionals to give feedback on their experience of stroke and the stroke care pathway in City. The annual feedback event was held in the Holiday Inn on 20th November 2014.

First class: The first Life after Stroke Grant funded by Royal Mail

Dec 05, 2014 15:53 GMT Stroke Association Royal Mail Group has delivered the first Life after Stroke Grant funded by its Charity of the Year partnership with the Stroke Association. Jabeen Mitha, a 56 year old stroke survivor, is the first beneficiary of 10,000 Life after Stroke Grants that the postal service aims to fund over the next two years.

Daily Express supports the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards 2015

Dec 04, 2014 14:42 GMT Stroke Association ​The Stroke Association is delighted to announce a new media partnership with the Daily Express Newspaper for the Life After Stroke Awards 2015. The annual Life After Stroke Awards, sponsored by TONI & GUY Charitable Foundation, honour the courage and dedication shown by stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and health professionals.

​Croydon resident tackles Authentic Greek Marathon for stroke

Dec 04, 2014 09:43 GMT Stroke Association

New research links stroke death risk with cost of economic downturns

Dec 03, 2014 08:01 GMT Stroke Association A study presented at the 2014 UK Stroke Forum finds that unemployment and reduced government healthcare spending are factors which could put people at higher risk of dying from stroke.