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​Stockport stroke survivor urges people to act FAST

Feb 09, 2015 11:30 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association today launches a new initiative to help more people affected by stroke receive emergency medical treatment.

Downton Abbey creator helps to conquer stroke through national newspaper appeal

Feb 09, 2015 10:35 GMT Stroke Association The Times Christmas appeal raises over £200,000 to help conquer stroke

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Feb 06, 2015 12:42 GMT Bury Council Local community groups have been given an opportunity to bid for grant funding through the Radcliffe ‘Our Place’ initiative.

Feb 05, 2015 15:33 GMT Bury Council Walkers are sure to welcome a new woodland footpath which is about to be built though Hollins Local Nature Reserve.

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.

Feb 05, 2015 13:10 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is offering people the chance to make a pledge which counts and take part in a 5k,10k or 15k Resolution Run in Lydiard Park, Swindon on the 22nd March 2015 This is one of over 20 Resolution Runs taking place across the UK. These fun events provide the perfect motivation to get back in shape and support a vital cause.

Feb 05, 2015 13:03 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is challenging people to face their fears and walk bare foot across a Firewalk.The heated fundraising event will take place in Millennium Square, Bristol on the 27th February 2015.