Press release -
Ightfield mother takes on Resolution Run for fifth year in a row
Allie Pugh, from Ightfield, will take on the Stroke Association’s 5km Resolution Run at Trentham Gardens on Sunday 09 October for the fifth consecutive year.
Allie, 49, was originally inspired to take on the race after her mother, Janet Turner, passed away after a major brain stem stroke five years ago, aged 82.
Allie said: “My mum lived with the devastating effects of her stroke for two years. Her last words to me were: ‘I love you all’. It was heart breaking, and a very tough time for us as a family.”
Allie is training to take on the Stroke Association’s Resolution Run at Trentham Gardens to raise funds and awareness for the charity.
She added: “This will be my fifth consecutive year running for the Stroke Association. I do it for my mum and to help raise funds to support others who have been affected by stroke.
“Training is going really well and I run with my eight year old daughter Freya who is great company. We often talk about her Nana while out running on the lanes. I know on the day my mum will be there with me, spurring me on.”
Katrin Winstanley, Events Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three and a half minutes - it is vital that we have people who can raise funds for people affected by stroke. We’re incredibly grateful to Allie for taking on this challenge and for the fifth time in a row. The money raised on the day will go a long way in helping to support people in the West Midlands who are living with the effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.
“Our Resolution Run events are open to all ages and abilities, and participants can run, jog or walk the routes. We’ll also provide a full training guide to help keep Resolution Runners on track every step of the way. We’d encourage anyone to sign up and join us for what is set to be a fantastic day.”
The 5km, 10km or 15km Resolution Run is a chip timed route through the Trentham Gardens Estate. Entry fee is just £15. All participants receive a running top and medal. For more information about the Resolution Run, please e-mail WMEvents@stroke.org.uk or call the Stroke Association West Midlands Fundraising Team on 01527 903501.
For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.
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 one of the largest causes of 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