Paul is 55-year-old HGV driver from Darlington. In August 2016, Paul had a stroke while driving a truck at work in Scotland. He managed to pull the truck over and, luckily, a work colleague recognised the signs of a stroke and called the local depot to take Paul to hospital.
In June 2017, Paul and his wife Janet dug out their walking boots and took on the Walk Your Way marathon challenge for the Stroke Association. Paul, said: “The Stroke Association is such an amazing charity and I was so excited to take this challenge on with my wife, Janet, and raise much-needed funds for such a worthy cause.”
“The charity’s website was such a helpful tool for helping me understand my stroke, and they gave me and my family with a lot of information and advice at a really hard time. That’s why I wanted to raise funds for the Stroke Association to help other people recovering from a stroke to get the support they need.”
You can join may others like Paul this year by taking part in our Walk Your Way summer marathon challenge.