Press release -
Bracknell father goes the extra mile for the Stroke Association
Neil Collins, 38, from Bracknell is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Stroke Association on Sunday 22 April 2018.
Neil, a father of three boys aged 13, 11 and 9, was inspired to take on the marathon after his wife Sarah had a stroke in 2016 at the age of 34.
Neil said: “Sarah’s stroke was a huge shock to everyone. Thankfully, because of the quick thinking of her work colleague at the time of her stroke, and the brilliant care she received from the NHS, Sarah made a quick and successful recovery.
“Looking back at the time all this happened, things could have been very different and I hate to think about what my three boys and I would have had to deal with if the help wasn't there and things turned out differently. With this big impact happening in our lives I decided I needed to give something back. I would love to raise as much money as I can for the Stroke Association. They are an amazing charity, and the money I raise will help other stroke survivors like Sarah."
Emma Evans, Events Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “Around 1.2 million people in the UK are living with the devastating impact of stroke. We’re thrilled Neil is taking on this challenge to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association and we’re looking forward to cheering him on as he makes his way through London.
“A stroke can happen to anyone at any time and it turns lives upside down. With the support of people like Neil, we can help more stroke survivors and their families rebuild their lives.”
To sponsor Neil, please visit www.justgiving.com/neil-collins12