Press Releases

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.

Moray pupils create a film to help new intake make the step up to secondary education.

Jul 02, 2015 13:00 BST Moray Council Students and staff at a Moray high school have produced a ten-minute film shows pupils defining what key elements of GIRFEC – such as Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected, Responsible, Included ( SHANARRI for short), looks like to them. The film is being used to help transition from P7 to S1 and is being used in secondary schools in Moray.

Scandic to take over prestigious hotel in Bergen, Norway

Jul 02, 2015 06:30 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Nordics, is taking over one of Norway’s most prominent hotels – Hotel Norge in Bergen. The hotel, which was built in 1885, is Bergen’s oldest hotel and will from the beginning of the fall of 2016, be completely transformed to claim its place as the top hotel in the city.

Jul 01, 2015 18:07 BST Poppy-PR A man from St Anns will be cutting off his staple dreadlocks in a bid to raise money for a brand new Nottingham based charity called The Harley Jae Trust.

​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.

Scandic to open a large international hotel in Kødbyen – strengthens its position as Denmark’s largest hotel operator

Jul 01, 2015 06:30 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel operator in the Nordic countries, will open yet another large international hotel in the spring of 2018. The hotel, which will be located in the center of Copenhagen’s “meatpacking district” – Kødbyen – will be designed with the history and urban character of the area in mind and will provide a vibrant meeting place for both guests and Copenhageners alike.

​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.

​19 year old man wins National Carers Award

Jun 30, 2015 16:40 BST Stroke Association