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.
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.
Stenting of the carotid arteries (running up the sides of the neck) is a common surgical procedure to reduce the risk of stroke. Stenting involves inserting a metal mesh into the artery to help widen it and improve blood flow.
As a Stroke Ambassador you will use your skills, experience and passion to represent the Stroke Association in your local community.
We want to say a huge thank you to all of our supporters.
Running an organisation the size of the Stroke Association is a huge undertaking and our hundreds of offices around the UK ensure we run smoothly. The Prevention Office and Administration Volunteer will provide administrative support to the Prevention Marketing team across all streams of prevention work, but predominantly Know Your Blood Pressure (KYBP).
Read case studies of just some of the people we helped in 2016/17.
Read about the great things we did in 2016/17 as part of our annual report.
Discover how stroke research changed the story for both John and Karen – the real heroes behind our current research campaign
Vascular dementia is the 2nd leading cause of dementia in the UK and there are currently no proven treatments. A new study at the University of Southampton is now investigating whether a failure of fluid drainage along the walls of blood vessels in the brain is a cause of vascular dementia.