Survivors take a ‘step out’

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The STROKE Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk within the beautiful grounds of Glamis Castle on Saturday, May 5.

This family fund-raising event is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability and organisers are asking people to register now to take part alongside many stroke survivors and their families.

‘Step out for Stroke’ is a walk in the park for everyone, and can be as long or as short as you can manage. For stroke survivors this challenge often marks their first steps since their stroke, with participants saying it is a really “inspiring and emotional” day.

This sponsored family walk is a chance to raise essential funds for the Stroke Association and increase awareness of stroke. The day will include lots of family friendly activities including face-painting, bouncy castle, blood pressure testing, cake sale and balloon modelling.

Karen Hodgins, event organiser, said: “Stroke happens in an instant, but its effects can last a lifetime.

“Far too many people don’t understand it or think it will happen to them. We believe everyone affected by stroke should get the support they need to make the best possible recovery.

“We’re inviting the whole community to come to this fun day out and help us make it an event to remember.

“It is a milestone for many stroke survivors taking part, and is an occasion the whole family will enjoy.”

There are over 13,000 people throughout Scotland who have a stroke each year and over 112,000 people living with the effects of stroke in the country.

To find out more about Step out for Stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout