The legacies team host a number of fascinating supporter events every year. Each event is held at a special venue where guests can enjoy a light lunch and get to meet other supporters and members of the Stroke Association's staff. The highlight of the day is a presentation delivered by a leading stroke researcher, followed by an inspirational talk from a stroke survivor’s perspective.

Legacies make up over half of all the donations we receive, and are the foundations of our ground-breaking research.

If you would like to find out more about events near you, please take a look at the details of our upcoming events below. Spaces at our events are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if you can’t make it to one of the events listed below, but would be interested in attending one in the future, do let us know by emailing legacy@stroke.org.uk. We’ll then contact you when there’s an event taking place in your region.

Upcoming events

Details of our upcoming events can be found below. This list will be updated with new events throughout the year:

Arley Hall

Date: 30 March 2022
Venue: Arley Hall, Cheshire
Speaker: Dr Adrian Parry-Jones, University of Manchester

In late March, we’ll be hosting an event at Cheshire’s beautiful Arley Hall, which has recently featured prominently in the hit BBC series, Peaky Blinders.

Dr Adrian Parry-Jones of the University of Manchester will be sharing how he’s helping to improve recovery outcomes for survivors of haemorrhagic stroke - which is still one of the most fatal and devastating types of stroke. You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and enjoy access to Arley’s splendid gardens alongside a free guided tour of the house.

Contact our Regional Officer Eileen Fawcett to register your interest.

The Sage

Date: 27 April 2022
Venue: The Sage, Gateshead
Speaker: Professor Chris Price, University of Newcastle

In late April, we’ll be hosting an event at The Sage in Gateshead, Tyneside’s iconic concert venue.

Professor Chris Price of the University of Newcastle will be sharing the latest news from his Stroke Association funded project, into how a finger-prick blood test could be used to diagnose all types of stroke more accurately. This could save precious time for those having a stroke, and improve outcomes for many stroke survivors. You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and enjoy a guided tour of The Sage.

Contact our Regional Officer Eileen Fawcett to register your interest.

Past events

Take a look at some of the events we've held previously.

Derbyshire

Date: 4 September 2019
Venue: Chatsworth House
Speaker: Dr Eirini Kontou

In early September we’ll be hosting an event at Derbyshire’s magnificent Chatsworth House.

Dr Eirini Kontou will deliver a fascinating talk on new, ground-breaking research into improving psychological support for stroke survivors. You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and explore the beautiful Chatsworth House and gardens.

Contact our Regional Officer Eileen Fawcett to register your interest.

Henley-on-Thames

Date: 12 September 2019
Venue: River & Rowing Museum
Speaker: Ms Emma Pilkington

In mid-September we’ll be hosting an event at Henley’s fascinating River & Rowing Museum.

Ms Emma Pilkington will be sharing how her research is aiming to find new ways to help stroke survivors with communication problems to find their voice again. You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and enjoy free access to the museum, plus a guided tour.

Contact our Regional Officer Phil Pooley to register your interest.

 

Birmingham

Date: 21 March 2019
Venue: Thinktank Museum
Speaker: Professor Nick Ward

In March we hosted an event at the fascinating & futuristic Thinktank Museum in Birmingham.

Professor Nick Ward of UCL delivered a talk on the brain’s ability to recover following the impact of a stroke. There was also the chance to try out new technologies which are helping stroke survivors to recover their speech.

Thinktank Museum indoors

London

Date: 28 March 2019
Venue: Imperial War Museum
Speaker: Professor Nick Ward

In late March we hosted an event at the historic Imperial War Museum in London.

Professor Nick Ward of UCL delivered a talk on the brain’s ability to recover following the impact of a stroke. Those who attended also got the chance to try out new technologies which are helping stroke survivors to recover their speech.

Imperial War Museum

Date: 26 February 2020
Venue: RSA House
Speaker: Ben Beare, University College London

In late February we’ll be hosting an event at London’s classic Georgian venue, RSA House.

Ben Beare of University College London will reveal some of his research’s fascinating findings, and will discuss how the brain’s ability to make new connections opens up possibilities for recovery after stroke. You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and explore the historic building with a guided tour.

Contact our Regional Officer Phil Pooley to register your interest

Liverpool

Date: 12 June 2019
Venue: Knowsley Hall
Speaker: Dr Nik Sharma 

In mid-June, we hosted an event at Liverpool’s magnificent Knowsley Hall.

Dr Nik Sharma delivered a fascinating talk on the life-saving use of Thrombectomy. Those who attended also had the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and explore the historic Knowsley Hall with a guided tour.

Contact our Regional Officer Eileen Fawcett to register your interest.

Knowsley Hall aerial view

Brighton

Date: 26 June 2019
Venue: Royal Pavilion
Speaker: Dr Celia Woolf

In late June we hosted an event at Brighton’s iconic Royal Pavilion.

Dr Celia Woolf delivered a talk on fascinating new developments in technology which are helping stroke survivors with communication difficulties to find their voice again. Those who attended also had the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and explore the Royal Pavilion with a guided tour.

Contact our Regional Officer Phil Pooley to register your interest.

Royal Pavilion east facade

Chartwell

Date: 4 March 2020
Venue: Chartwell, Kent
Speaker: Professor David Werring, University College London

In early March we’ll be hosting an event at Chartwell, the historic home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Professor David Werring of University College London will reveal how closely controlling blood pressure could help the brain recover after a Haemorrhagic stroke, and also prevent them from happening at all.

You will also have the chance to hear a stroke survivor’s story of inspirational recovery, and explore the beautiful Chartwell house and gardens with a guided tour.

Contact our Regional Officer Phil Pooley to register your interest.

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