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​Charity calls for fundraisers to face the Halloween heat

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​Charity calls for fundraisers to face the Halloween heat

The Stroke Association is calling for daredevils to walk barefoot across burning coals and raise vital funds at a Halloween firewalk at Hillsborough Arena, Sheffield.

Taking place on Saturday 31 October from 7pm, the challenge involves walking across 20 feet of wood embers, burning at temperatures up to 1300°F. Full training is provided beforehand.

The firewalk will be followed by a Halloween party for all the family, with music, food, games, fancy dress. The party will also be supported by Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and other local charities.

Debra Rawlings, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “The firewalk is set to be a thrilling experience and a great way to raise money for the Stroke Association. For those who are brave enough to take part, why not get into the life and soul of the event and take part in Halloween themed fancy dress?

“All the money raised by our firewalkers will go towards research into preventing strokes, and supporting thousands of stroke survivors and their families as they adjust to a life after stroke. By helping to raise vital funds, together we can conquer stroke.”

Registration and training for the walk begins at 7pm. The firewalk costs £30 to register, and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship.

Training for the walk begins at 7pm, to book your place visit: www.stroke.org.uk/events/sporting-fundraising/halloween-firewalk or for more information email debra.rawlings@stroke.org.uk, call 0115 871 2472

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A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk

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Angela Macleod

Angela Macleod

Press contact Communications Officer Scotland press and Stroke Association research communications 0131 555 7244
Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

Press contact Communications Officer Wales 07776508594

Scott Weddell

Press contact PR Manager Stroke policy, and Northern Ireland activities 02075661528
Ken Scott

Ken Scott

Press contact Press Officer North of England and Midlands 0115 778 8429
Daisy Dighton

Daisy Dighton

Press contact Press Officer London and East of England 02079401358
Martin Oxley

Martin Oxley

Press contact Press Officer South of England 0207 566 1548
Sokina Miah

Sokina Miah

Press contact PR Manager Fundraising and local services 0207 566 0337
Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

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The UK's leading stroke charity helping people to rebuild their lives after stroke

The Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. The Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. Together we can conquer stroke.

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