Join us at a local event

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

Find out more about the impact of your support by joining us at a local Legacy event. Each event is held at a specially chosen venue where guests can enjoy a light lunch and meet leading stroke researchers, other supporters and members of the Stroke Association team.

Image of Stroke Association Legacy event

Upcoming events

Details of our upcoming events can be found below. If you can’t see a convenient location but would be interested in attending an event in the future, please email to let us know.

Date: June 2025
Venue: Titanic Hotel

This June, we are delighted to host our first ever gifts in Wills event in Northern Ireland in an iconic venue, the Titanic Hotel. Join us to hear from key figures in the local stroke community and find out more about how we’re supporting people affected by stroke across Northern Ireland. You’ll also get the opportunity to explore the hotel, including a collection of over 500 artefacts collected from the ‘golden age of ocean travel’.

Contact our Gifts in Wills Advisor Eileen Fawcett to reserve your place.

Titanic hotel

Date: Autumn 2025
Venue: TBC

This autumn, we are excited to bring our event series to North Wales for the first time. On the day, you’ll hear about the incredible projects the Stroke Association is funding to help thousands of stroke survivors across North Wales find strength after stroke.

Contact our Gifts in Wills Advisor Eileen Fawcett to reserve your place.

Date: Spring 2025
Venue: TBC

This Autumn, we are delighted to bring our event series to Exeter.  On the day, you’ll find out how we’re supporting stroke survivors across the South West and hear a stroke survivors inspirational story of recovery. You’ll also learn more about some of the groundbreaking research projects we’re funding, from diagnosing stroke quickly to finding new ways to help people make strong recoveries.

Contact our Gifts in Wills Advisor Eileen Fawcett to reserve your place.

Past events

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

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

In late March 2022, we hosted an event at Cheshire's beautiful Arley Hall, which recently featured prominently in the hit BBC series, Peaky Blinders.

Dr Adrian Parry-Jones of the University of Manchester shared 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. Guests had the chance to hear a stroke survivor's story of inspirational recovery, and enjoyed access to Arley's splendid gardens alongside a free guided tour of the house.

Photo of Arley Hall

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

In late April 2022, we hosted an event at The Sage in Gateshead, Tyneside's iconic concert venue.

Professor Chris Price of the University of Newcastle shared 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 blood test could save precious time for those having a stroke, and improve outcomes for many stroke survivors. Giests also had the chance to hear a stroke survivor's story of inspirational recovery, and enjoyed a guided tour of The Sage.

Photo of the Sage

Date: 14 March 2024
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Guest speakers: Dr Gargi Banerjee,  University College London , and Hazel Smith, Research Paramedic

This spring, we were delighted to host an event at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park.

On the day, we heard from Hazel Smith, a Stroke Association funded researcher, about the incredible project she’s working on - investigating how a lateral flow test could be used in ambulances to determine whether an individual is having a stroke.

We were also joined by Dr Gargi Banerjee of University College London. Dr Banerjee’s fascinating research investigates the link between a build-up of protein in the brain and subsequent strokes. It was then our privilege to hear from a London-based stroke survivor who talked movingly about her stroke and subsequent recovery, and the support she’d received from the Stroke Association. Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea and the opportunity to mingle with researchers and fellow members of the stroke community, before exploring the RCP’s collection of artefacts.

 Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park.