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Local woman’s fundraising challenge in memory of her grandfather

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Local woman’s fundraising challenge in memory of her grandfather

Arbroath woman, Caroline Swankie is taking part in the Stroke Association’s Resolution Run this coming Sunday in Dundee (25 February 2018.)

Caroline is doing the run in memory of her Grandfather who had a stroke at the age of 99 last year –four months before his 100th Birthday. Caroline is very aware of the devastating effects of a stroke and believes this is a good cause to run for.

She says:

“A stroke can affect everything we do from our mobility to our speech and our vision. My Grandfather would have found life very challenging had he had to deal with some of the cruel effects of a stroke.

“Running for such a great cause is ideal for me. I believe that stroke survivors should get all the support they can. I am committed to raising as much as I can to help the Stroke Association continue its work to help prevent and treat stroke and increase awareness.

Angie Macleod, Communications Manager at the Stroke Association in Scotland said:

“I am delighted to see Caroline taking part in our Resolution Run this Sunday. She is clearly committed to the cause and determined to make it to the finish line. I’m sure her Grandfather would be proud of her and we will be cheering her on to the end.”

The Stroke Association’s Dundee Resolution Run 2018 takes place on Sunday 25 February in Camperdown Park.

It’s not too early to take part!

Enter the Dundee Resolution Run Sunday. Go to www.stroke.org.uk/resolution for your on the day entry form.

For press enquiries contact Angie Macleod on 0131 555 7244 or email: Angela.Macleod@stroke.org.uk

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  • A stroke is a brain attack that happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. It is the leading cause of disability in the UK. In Scotland, around 15,000 people have a stroke every year and about 124,000 people live with the effects of stroke.
  • The Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and we’re leading a community of people to change the world for people affected by 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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    Sokina Miah

    Sokina Miah

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    Angela Macleod

    Angela Macleod

    Press contact Communications Officer Scotland and Wales 0131 555 7244
    Joe Kenny

    Joe Kenny

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    Ken Scott

    Ken Scott

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    Martin Oxley

    Martin Oxley

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    Vicki Hall

    Vicki Hall

    Press contact PR Manager Fundraising and local services 0161 742 7478
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    Scott Weddell

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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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