Hunstanton walk for Stroke Association

Oasis Centre Huntstanton. Sponsored walking event for Stroke Association ANL-150526-150623009
Oasis Centre Huntstanton. Sponsored walking event for Stroke Association ANL-150526-150623009
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More than 70 stroke survivors were joined by their friends and family to mark a milestone in their recovery last week.

Starting from the Oasis Leisure Centre, a group of 75 walked for a mile along Hunstanton beach – a real achievement for those in recovery – for the Step Out For Stroke campaign.

George Burroughs, fundraising manager from the Stroke Association, said: “We were thrilled with how our Step Out for Stroke in Hunstanton went. In total we had 75 walkers at the event and hope to reach £2,000 for the charity.

“Everyone donned purple items for the walk, from purple wigs, to purple sunglasses, to giant purple hats.

“We had great support from the local stroke clubs, with a good number of stroke survivors taking part.

“It was a real family affair, and thankfully the sun made an appearance, too.

“We had two young brothers who led the countdown to the start on the walk in support of their grandfather who had a stroke.

“We’d like to thank all the walkers, supporters and local residents for their support.”

Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and TV presenter, supports the campaign.

Sharron said: “Stroke has affected my family so I’ve seen first-hand just how devastating its effects can be.

“Step out for Stroke celebrates the achievements of stroke survivors as they walk alongside their friends and family, while raising vital funds for the Stroke Association.”

There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of adult disability.

For more details, call the stroke helpline 0303 3033 100 or visit https://www.stroke.org.uk