Stroke Solidarity Strings are here
Saving millions of lives and preventing lifetimes of severe disability start with awareness. The Stroke Solidarity String is the new symbol of global stroke awareness.
The Stroke Solidarity String is a blue string that wraps around your wrist three times to form a bracelet. The string will make stroke visible to the general public and help to unify the stroke community. It says to people “if stroke is in your family, join ours”.
If you're part of an affiliated Stroke Club or a Stroke Association Voluntary Group, click here to download an order form and purchase some strings at a discounted price.
Many people who’ve been affected by stroke find help and support from others who have had similar experiences. Local stroke support clubs and groups offer invaluable peer and social support. Through regular meetings and a programme of activities, they invite people to come together, share experiences, regain confidence, relearn skills, and try out new things.
Stroke support clubs and groups are usually run by volunteers. They meet in a variety of places but aim to provide parking facilities, be wheelchair accessible and have space for activities. Refreshments are always available. They rely on donations and fundraising to fund their activities.
There are over 500 clubs and groups supporting people affected by stroke across the UK. Most are independent stroke charities with many choosing to affiliate to the Stroke Association. Lots are Stroke Association Voluntary Groups run by our volunteers as part of the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke model.
We really appreciate the important role of all clubs and groups and the vital work they do in their local communities and we support clubs and groups wherever we can through our Stroke Club Affiliation Scheme, UK Stroke Club Conference, support from staff, and our Partnership in Fundraising scheme.
Clubs and groups are very important in raising awareness of stroke and campaign for a better stroke health service. Many take part in Action on Stroke Month and are members of our Campaigners Network.