Press Releases

The Great Paddle challenge for stroke

May 22, 2015 11:39 BST Stroke Association Phil Elborough from Petersfield has decided to do a mammoth paddle board challenge to raise funds for the Stroke Association.Phil was inspired to do something in Action on Stroke Month to thank the local Petersfield Stroke Association for the fantastic support that they have given him and his mother since his Dad had two strokes.

​Miss Lincolnshire calls on the region to Make May Purple for stroke

May 14, 2015 09:59 BST Stroke Association Miss Lincolnshire, Siana Hemmings, has joined forces with the Stroke Association, to Make May Purple for Action on Stroke Month 2015.

​Preston netball players help to Make May Purple for stroke

May 13, 2015 11:44 BST Stroke Association A local student is helping to help Make May Purple this Action on Stroke Month 2015, by organising a purple netball tournament to raise funds for the Stroke Association.

Stroke rates soar among men and women in their 40s and 50s

May 12, 2015 00:01 BST Stroke Association The number of strokes occurring in people of working age has risen by a quarter over the past 15 years

May 06, 2015 15:05 BST Uppsala University For the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on antibiotic resistance, 2–3 June, a report has now been published focusing on some of the most pressing issues and challenges. The aim of the meeting is to move the discussion forward, from the ‘what’ to the ‘who’ and ‘how’.

​Gateshead Millenium Bridge turns purple to launch Action on Stroke Month

May 06, 2015 10:31 BST Stroke Association The award-winning Gateshead Millenium Bridge and Baltic Square lit up in purple on Friday 01 May, to celebrate the launch of Action on Stroke Month.

​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.

​Liverpool stroke survivors star in new exhibition to Make May Purple

May 06, 2015 10:24 BST Stroke Association Stroke survivors from Liverpool are the subjects of a powerful new photography exhibition, which will be displayed in the city during Action on Stroke Month.

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.