Stroke Association says a huge thanks

I am writing to say a huge thank you to everyone in the South East who has run, swam, walked, abseiled, hopped, held their breath or baked for the Stroke Association over the past year.

We have seen some fantastic support and recently saw the Royal Mail team in the South East complete 5k runs, wash cars, play cricket tournaments and Bubble Football matches to help raise £1 million. It is a fantastic achievement and we are so grateful.

Every year there are around 152,000 strokes in the UK – that is one every 3 minutes and 27 seconds.

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Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer, more men than prostate and testicular cancer combined.

But thanks to the millions of pounds raised by our supporters and charity partners, like Royal Mail, the Stroke Association has been able to support stroke survivors in their life after stroke and invest in ground breaking research.

Since September 2014, Royal Mail staff have been raising money so that we can continue to provide Life After Stroke Grants to stroke survivors and their families across the country at a time when they need us the most. We will continue to work with Royal Mail over the next year to raise a further £1 million.

On behalf of stroke survivors and their loved ones, I would like to say thank you to Royal Mail for their time and commitment.

Jon Barrick

Chief Executive

Stroke Association