Read about this year's Fundraiser of the Year, Lucy Trafford.
The national pharmacy chain is raising funds for our Know Your Blood Pressure campaign, which helps people to lower their risk of stroke by providing blood pressure checks within local communities.
When Amber was 19, she had several massive strokes. To save her life, she was put into a coma and had to have part of her skull removed to relieve the swelling on her brain.
Neil was a bright, sporty 13 year old who loved playing rugby and swimming. In late 2015, his life changed dramatically when he became suddenly unable to move his arm or speak at all. At hospital Neil’s family were told he’d had a stroke, caused by a rugby tackle a few weeks earlier.
David is Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust. He is dedicated to delivering the best stroke care from prevention to long-term rehabilitation and has been instrumental in the reorganisation of stroke services in Kent and Medway.
Richard began to pursue his passion for photography after he had a stroke very suddenly at the age of 31 which left him unable to speak. He has shown amazing courage and motivation, working hard to recover some of his speech.
Edward was nine when his dad, Andrew, had a stroke in 2013. Edward knew his dad needed support with daily living, so decided to do all he could to help him.
When Dawn was seven years old, she was taken, without explanation, from her home in Jersey to Guy’s Hospital in London. She had difficulties with communication and so was sent away to a special needs school and also underwent some medical procedures, but was never told why.
The Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group was set up in 2014 by local Stroke Information and Advice coordinator, Jason Haynes, who recognised the need for more long-term support in this area of South Wales.
Clodagh was working as a police officer when, in 2015, she had a devastating brain stem stroke which left her with locked-in syndrome. For three months, Clodagh was unable to move or speak and could only communicate by blinking.