Press Releases

​Leeds daredevils conquer first ever Stroke Association abseil

Apr 01, 2015 11:57 BST Stroke Association More than 60 daredevils took a leap of faith and took part in a 269ft abseil in Leeds this weekend, to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.

​Blackpool fundraisers take to Stanley Park for the Stroke Association

Apr 01, 2015 11:54 BST Stroke Association Over 140 people from across Blackpool ran, jogged or walked to raise more than £5,000 for the Stroke Association, at the charity’s Resolution Run this weekend.

Stroke survivors entering care homes are missing out on crucial rehabilitation and being ‘written off’, the Stroke Association and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are warning today

Apr 01, 2015 10:55 BST Stroke Association A survey found that 3 in 5 care homes are not following National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines that the needs of a stroke survivor must be assessed by a specialist within 72 hours of admission.

ID Medical joins world in wearing yellow for ‘Bubble Boy’ Seth Lane

Mar 30, 2015 15:41 BST ID Medical On Friday 27 March, ID Medical, the UK’s leading healthcare recruiter, joined the nation in wearing yellow attire for Seth Lane, a 5 year old little boy who has been confined to a hospital room since January, and who is being considered for a second bone marrow transplant in order to save his life.

​Wythenshawe woman completes ‘two jumps’ in memory of her dad

Mar 24, 2015 16:20 GMT Stroke Association Linda Thorne, 28 from Wythenshawe, has bravely completed two ‘Jumps for Doug’ and raised almost £800 for the Stroke Association, in memory of her father who passed away after a stroke.

​Elland Estate Agent fundraising for stroke in memory of mum

Mar 24, 2015 16:16 GMT Stroke Association Elland estate agent Ami Baxter is raising vital funds for the Stroke Association in memory of her mother, by donating £5 to the charity for every house she sells.

​Scunthorpe residents invited to charity quiz night for the Stroke Association

Mar 24, 2015 15:01 GMT Stroke Association The Stroke Association is hosting a Charity Quiz Night with a pie and pea supper on Friday 17 April and inviting all local residents to take part.

Craig’s marathon effort for Stroke

Mar 24, 2015 14:37 GMT Stroke Association Craig Davis, 30yrs old postman, from Uckfield, will be running the London Marathon for the Stroke Association this April. Craig is delighted to finally have a place after applying every year since he was 18 yrs old.

​Stroke survivors enjoy showcase of local support

Mar 24, 2015 10:21 GMT Stroke Association Stroke survivors, volunteers, carers and organisations from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale came together on Monday 23 March, to celebrate the support for stroke survivors in the area.

Trio to take on sixteen of London’s Bridges in Thames Bridges Bike ride

Mar 23, 2015 15:24 GMT Stroke Association A trio from Tri Fits –U, a small Triathlon/Duathlon Training Club based in Warlingham, have signed up for this year’s 50 mile extended, Thames Bridges Bike ride. Mick, Shelley and Natalie will be riding over sixteen of London’s most famous bridges and going past many iconic landmarks, during the ride which takes place on the 10th May 2015.