Step Out for Stroke in Nelson

The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk at Victoria Park in Nelson on Saturday, June 25th. (S)
The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk at Victoria Park in Nelson on Saturday, June 25th. (S)
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The Stroke Association is hosting a “Step out for Stroke” walk at Victoria Park in Nelson this month.

The family fund-raising event on Saturday, June 25th is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and organisers are asking people to register now to take part alongside stroke survivors and their families.

“Step out for Stroke” is an event for everyone affected by stroke, and can be as long or as short as participants can manage. For stroke survivors, this challenge often marks their first steps since their stroke.

Annie Moran, Events Officer at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing some truly inspirational people who will be taking their first steps since their stroke, and others who have challenged themselves to achieve new goals on the day.

“Step out for Stroke is a fun walk for everyone, no matter what your age or fitness level, it’s the perfect event to take part in alongside friends and family. It’s a chance to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association, so every step makes a difference, and we want Step out for Stroke 2016 to be our biggest year yet.

“In 2015, we were thrilled to hold 50 Step out for Stroke events across the UK which raised more than £150,000. Join us this year to help even more stroke survivors take their first steps on the road to recovery so together, we can conquer stroke.”

Marie Mills, event organiser says: “Stroke happens in an instant, but its effects can last a lifetime. Far too many people don’t understand the condition or think it will ever happen to them. We believe everyone affected by stroke should get the support they need to make the best possible recovery.”

To sign up, visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout