Different Strokes

Celebrating 20 years of reclaiming lives
after stroke through active peer support:

  • There are 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.

Help Us Celebrate 20 Years of Different Strokes

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20151002 andrew marr royalty freeA message from Andrew Marr:

"All my warmest congratulations to different strokes, and in particular all those who are going through the same journey I am following. It is a relatively stony road and on it we need the help and support of friends, relatives and kindly professionals. DS is a wonderful organisation and one which today I warmly salute."

Tickets are still available for our 20th Anniversary Event on Saturday 1st October 2016, 2pm til late at the Marriott Hotel, Northampton NN4 7HW.  Speakers include our patrons, award-winning journalist and writer Robert McCrum, and we can now confirm that we weill be joined by gold-medal winning paracyclist Megan Giglia on her return from Rio.  We're very grateful to this year's sponsors Ottobock.

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The evening consists of a 3 course meal with charity auction, live music and disco.  (Tickets cost only £32 per person or £52 for healthcare profs) 


Your opinion counts!

Please take part in our survey on Different Strokes

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Different Strokes is undergoing a period of change to ensure that it is sustainable, forward thinking and able to provide high quality services. Your feedback will inform our plans for the future. 

We will be randomly selecting two participants to receive Tesco vouchers worth £25 as a gesture of our thanks for giving us this valuable feedback.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 24th October 2016.

Thank you so much for taking part!

Click here to complete our survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/diffstrokes 


Congratulations to our amazing patron gold-medal winning paracyclist Megan Giglia!

Here she is being interviewed by fellow stroke survivor Oliver Lilburn about why being our patron is so important to her ..

Or read her words on securing the first gold medal at the  Rio Paralympics 2016 here.

 Help us to raise £20K and travel 20,000 miles ...

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Help us celebrate this amazing landmark
and make 2016 the year we reach
even more survivors.

We invite you to take part in our challenge to travel around the world in 8 ways together. It’s simple to get involved. Throughout 2016, add your running, walking, climbing, swimming, wheeling, cycling, sailing or freefalling event to our campaign page and see how far around the world we can go! Visit our campaign page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/8ways


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

Tel: 01908 317618 or 0345 130 7172
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