A fantastic total of 11,088 runners signed up to run in 31 Resolution Runs across the UK, and still counting– which is almost double the number we'd hoped for and the runs raised twice as much as last year too. Thanks to everyone who has run to conquer stroke.
Step Out for Stroke
Thank you to all 3,429 walkers who walked to conquer stroke. There were an incredible 53 Step Out for Stroke events across the UK and each one of you helped us raise £145,827.
Our dedicated volunteers
3,296 people gave us their time last year which amounted to a whopping 132,557 total volunteering hours.
Our corporate supporters really stepped it up in 2016/17, showering us with support throughout the year. We developed new relationships with Well Pharmacy and Irwin Mitchell (who sponsor our Life After Stroke Awards) and continued to work with long-standing supporters, including Omron, Toni and Guy, Legal and General, and Bayer.
We're delighted that our two-year partnership with Royal Mail raised over £2m for our charity. The money raised will fund up to 10,000 Life After Stroke Grants for stroke survivors. Through this partnership, more than 15,000 colleagues had their blood pressure measured to highlight the link between high blood pressure and stroke risk.
Vision Express has given a huge amount of support for our events and worked hard to increase awareness of the link between stroke and visual problems. They held a series of Know Your Blood Pressure events across the UK and even turned their website purple for Make May Purple.
Thank you to our family of philanthropists and trust and foundation supporters who have generously given their time and money to help conquer stroke and invest in groundbreaking research. Together they have funded programmes, from helping children and their families recover from the devastation of stroke to new exercise and physiotherapy programmes helping stroke survivors back on their feet.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who so generously included a gift to the Stroke Association in their Will.