Different Strokes

Empowering younger stroke survivors and family members to reclaim their lives through active support:

  • There are 152,000 strokes every year in the UK.
  • 1 in 4 (26%) of these occur in people under 65 years old.
  • The number of people having strokes aged 20 to 64 increased by 25% from 1990 to 2010 worldwide.

Share your story - Jeremy Helm is undertaking his first marathon to fundraise for Different Strokes20150812 Jeremy Helm marathon

Jeremy Helm has a personal interest in Different Strokes as he suffered a haemorrhagic stroke aged 4, which changed not only his own life but also that of his family as well.

He spent many months once out of hospital undergoing tough, gruelling physio, hydrotherapy and speech therapy.  In time he started walking and his speech returned and now he lives with physical and mental disabilities associated with having had a stroke such as right sided hemiplegia; epilepsy; depression; concentation/memory loss and fatigue.

Jeremy is now 31 years of age and having lived through childhood and adulthood with physical and at times mental issues as a consequence of the stroke, he believes wholeheartedly in the work of Different Strokes and the help and support it provides to other younger stroke survivors and their families, who may have experienced similar problems.

Click here to visit his justgiving page. 


Media & Design Volunteering Opportunities

  • Are you a Journalist or Journalism student able to help with press releases, campaigns and updating our Media pack? 
  • Are you a stroke survivor who’d be willing to tell your story? 
  • Can you help with design or print of posters and other promotional materials?

If you or your company are interested please call Genise Turnbull on 01908 317618 or 0845 130 7172 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thank you!


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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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