We need thousands of people to support us in rebuilding lives after stroke, and there are lots of ways you can help us, right on your doorstep.
Here are just a few ideas for events where you can get your family, friends and neighbours involved too.
Hold a cake or craft sale
Are you an aspiring Mary Berry? Or do you make amazing crafts like Kirstie Allsopp? Then this is the perfect opportunity to show off your skills.
Ask people over for dinner
Invite your family or friends around for a slap-up meal and ask them to donate what they’d pay for it in a restaurant. How much is your cooking worth?
Have a BBQ
Make hay while the sun shines and organise a BBQ for your neighbours. As well as a chance to raise some cash, it’ll make you super popular!
Strut your stuff
Organise a fashion show in your local community centre. You could ask a local shop if they’d like to donate clothes in return for a percentage of the sales on the night.
Set yourself a challenge
From aerobicathons to zumbathons, a sponsored silence to giving up smoking – if you think you can do it, chances are you can get sponsored for it. And it’s a great extra incentive to kick any bad habits too. Leave the sponsor forms and t-shirts to us.
Get hold of a trusty tin
This one’s easy. Simply ask your local shop or pub very nicely if they will put a Stroke Association collection tin on their counter.