Every five minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. That is over 100,000 strokes a year. Depending on which part of the brain is affected, you may suddenly face communication and physical difficulties, or you may find that your emotions and personality are affected. The impact of a stroke can be completely life-altering, but so can the impact of your help.
- Just £56 could cover the costs of setting up a new volunteer, so they are ready to support voluntary groups in their community.
- £217 could pay for one hour of Helpline activity, helping the families of stroke survivors support their loved ones after stroke.
- £300 could allow a befriending volunteer to work with a stroke survivor for up to a year, perhaps accompanying them on a bus journey once a week until they feel confident enough to take the same journey on their own.
- £500 could help pay for a five-year Senior Lectureship Award, a critical research role that facilitates life-changing discoveries to prevent and treat stroke.
- £1,000 could pay for start-up funds for ten voluntary groups, helping them to start providing crucial peer support in their community.