Empowering younger stroke survivors and families to reclaim lives and ambitions through active peer support:
- There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK each year.
- At least 1 in 4 strokes happen to someone of working age or younger.
- Total people having strokes aged 20 to 64 increased by 25% from 1990 to 2010 worldwide.
Different Strokes Spring 2016 newsletter
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1 in 4 strokes happen to people of working age and younger and stroke is the single biggest cause of disability in the UK.
Join our #1in4strokes campaign to raise awareness.
Share your story with us.
Jamie (right of picture) is raising awareness of #1in4 by doing a skydive on the 6th February and also raising much needed funds for our services. Here is Jamie's story:
"I have spent the last 27 months making it my mission to rehabilitate my brother Lee (left of picture) and he has come on in leaps and bounds. He is now able to walk short distances unaided and he has slight movement in his right shoulder and arm.
I really don't want to focus on the negatives of our story as Lee is still alive and he is a survivor!! He makes me proud everyday to call him my brother and he is an inspiration.
So ....the reason for my Parachute Jump/Sky Dive is to raise awareness of strokes occurring in young people."
We urgently need your help to carry out our vital work to support more younger stroke survivors and their families. Please support our #1in4strokes campaign and donate here Thank you.
The doitforcharity.com Super Hero Run is a fantastic running event taking place in London's Regent's Park on Sunday 15th May 2016.
Over 2,000 people are expected to take part raising funds for hundreds of different charities and now this is your chance to join them and raise much needed funds for Different Strokes!
No previous experience is required and with a bit of training the 5 or 10k distance should easily be within your capabilities. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can run, jog or walk - you decide! Places are £25 which will include your Super Hero costume!
You can book your place by clicking the link : https://www.doitforcharity.com/book-online.aspx…
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