What is Step Out for Stroke?

Step Out for Stroke is the perfect opportunity for stroke survivors, friends and families to take part in a walk together. Each step taken helps raise awareness of stroke and vital funds for our work in supporting those affected by stroke.

In 2018, over 4,000 people stepped out and helped raise over £130,000. The money raised will help us to continue providing much-needed support to stroke survivors and their loved ones. The great thing about Step Out for Stroke is that you can walk at your own pace and in your own time. So, whether you walk just a few steps or the full mile, you’re doing something amazing.

Step Out for Stroke 2019 have now finished. Thank you to everyone that took part and we can't wait for 2020. 

Why take part

Stroke strikes every five minutes and is the leading cause of disability in the UK. For many stroke survivors, getting their life back means overcoming life-changing disabilities and emotional difficulties.

With the right support, many stroke survivors are able to rebuild their lives, but re-gaining independence doesn’t happen on its own. We support stroke survivors to find new ways to live their lives. Whether you’re aiming to take your first steps or challenging yourself to walk a few miles for sponsorship, our Step Out for Stroke events are supportive and rewarding.

This year, your Step Out for Stroke fundraising packs will not include a T-Shirt; this is to help keep costs down, meaning more of your fundraising can go to helping rebuild lives after stroke. Although many of you have fed back that you already have T-Shirts from previous years which you wear, we understand that this might not be the case for all and we will have a quantity of T-Shirts available to purchase on the day.


Being a volunteer is both fun and fulfilling. Amongst other things, our volunteer community will be supporting our Step Out for Stroke events – by helping to register walkers on the day, congratulating our walkers on their achievement, cheering people on and handing out medals.

With your support, we can do so much more to provide vital local and national services for people affected by stroke.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please email stepout@stroke.org.uk or call 0300 3300 740.