Published date
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

Stroke happens in an instant but its effects can last a lifetime. It can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. It kills around 40,000 people every year and leaves two thirds of survivors with devastating disabilities.

Stroke research can help more stroke survivors live independently in their own homes, return to work and take control of their lives again. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, we’ve been able to invest in new, ground-breaking research year on year.

We’ve come a long way in the last 25 years, investing over £50 million into stroke research and funding more than 500 research grants. Stroke research is still critically under-funded compared to other conditions such as cancer and heart disease, despite its cruel impact.

Recently, the British Heart Foundation launched a campaign calling for more funding into stroke research, and outlined their commitment as a leading funder of stroke research. We have a positive collaborative relationship with the British Heart Foundation and welcome their commitment to reaching our mutual goals: to improve prevention, treatment and support for those at risk of or living with the effects of stroke.

We remain fully committed to funding and influencing stroke research in line with our own research strategy. But we can only do this with your support. We believe in the power of research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

Please make a donation to fund vital research today so that together we can conquer stroke and change the story for more people.

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