Different Strokes

Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom.

Our services and the number of stroke survivors benefiting from them have grown dramatically since we were formed in 1996. We are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.

13th April 2014

Congratulations to our Marathon Runners – raising funds and awareness of stroke in younger people!

Congratulations to our London marathon runners, William Haigh and Rob Myatt on their fantastic achievements today!  It’s not too late to sponsor them – go to www.bmycharity.com/WilliamHaigh or www.bmycharity.com/robmyattvlm2013

Congratulations also to Clare Fear who completed the Manchester marathon on Sunday 6th April.  If you would like to sponsor Clare, please go to www.bmycharity.com/clarefear.

Any amount, big or small, is appreciated and will be used to help us to support younger stroke survivors – thank you for your support!

A message about donating from Sarah Welsh, our Chair of Trustees

As Chair of Different Strokes, and a stroke survivor myself, I am very proud of the work that we do to support stroke survivors of working age and younger. You can read about some of our activities on this website but it can only touch the surface in describing how we help.

Different Strokes receives no government funding and makes no charge for its services. We are entirely dependent on voluntary contributions to provide our services. Could you make a regular monthly donation to help us meet our costs?

•    £5 per month will help us to provide the Newsletter to 20 people
•    £7 per month will provide an Information Pack for 17 new stroke survivors
•    £10 per month will pay for a week of the Strokeline service
•    £20 per month will help us to support an Exercise Group in a new area.

You can read Sarah's full letter and download the form to donate regularly to Different Strokes here

Newsletter 54 now available

Our Spring Newsletter is now available to download here 



Feedback on our Information

We would be really grateful if you could fill out a short survey and share your views if you have:

•    received a copy of our information pack, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9T6229
•    used our helpline, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RXY9CV7        
•    read our newsletter, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RY52NX5


For just £1 a week, you can support Different Strokes by entering the new Different Strokes Lottery.  Win up to £25,000 each week.  So why not give it a try... it's half the price of Lotto! 

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Different Strokes Central Services
9 Canon Harnett Court
Wolverton Mill
Milton Keynes MK12 5NF

Tel: 01908 317618 or 0845 130 7172
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