We know that there are 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. We want to honour these incredible people, and with your help, we can!
We’re asking you to Stride for Stroke, one step for each of the 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. The 1.2 million steps challenge works out at 10,000 steps a day for 120 days. Take on the challenge today!
Whether you take on this challenge as a stroke survivor, in memory of a loved one, in support of someone affected by stroke or you just want to help raise crucial funds to rebuild lives after stroke - we are so incredibly grateful.
All we ask is that you continue to follow the most up to date government advice in your area - England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Jersey - and only take part if you feel able to.
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.
- £10 could help us provide group support to stroke survivors, giving them confidence for their recovery.
- £56 could cover the costs of setting up a new volunteer, so they are ready to support voluntary groups in their community.
- £150 could help pay for research into new stroke treatments, as we did with thrombolysis - a clot-busting drug that returns the blood supply to the brain that has transformed the outcomes of stroke survivors who have received it.
- £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.