Stroke strikes every 5 minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time.

Every second counts when you are having a stroke. Would you know how to do the FAST test?

  • Face: facial weakness
  • Arms: arm weakness
  • Speech: slurred speech
  • Time: to call 999 if you spot any one of these signs.

A stroke is a medical emergency. Always dial 999. The quicker the person arrives at a specialist stroke unit, the quicker they will receive appropriate treatment.

We want as many people as possible to know the FAST test and be able to recognise a stroke.

Learn it. Share it. You could save a life.

Fill in the form below to download your free FAST information pack.

Staying in touch

We greatly appreciate your support which will help to make a real difference to stroke survivors and their families.

Occasionally we’d like to keep you updated about our work and fundraising activities. You can change or stop the way we contact you at any time by calling our friendly Supporter Care team on 0300 330 0740, or by emailing

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