We need thousands of people to support us in leading the fight against 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 a la 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. Job done.