AROUND 600 people from across Cheshire ran, jogged and walked through Delamere Forest, raising more than £26,000 for the Stroke Association at the charity’s Resolution Run.
A sea of purple fundraisers took to the forest to complete a 5k, 10k or 15k course, all while helping to conquer stroke. The event was one of 31 runs held by the Stroke Association across the UK, providing people with the perfect motivation to get fit.
Laura McMullin, community and events fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With around 1.2 million people across the UK living with the devastating impact of stroke, it is vital that we have people like our Resolution Runners to raise funds and help us conquer stroke.
“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who took part – it was a fantastic turn out and a great day for everyone involved. The sun was shining for us and the atmosphere on the day was electric. The money raised will fund vital research and support for stroke survivors, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.”
At least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control and exercising more.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they can; and funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke. For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.