Around 200 people from across Swindon ran, jogged and walked to raise more than £5,000 for the Stroke Association at the charity’s Resolution Run.
On Sunday 10 April, a sea of purple fundraisers took to Lydiard Park in Swindon to complete a 5k, 10k or 15k course. The event provided people with the perfect motivation to get fit after Christmas while helping to conquer stroke.
Claire Haines, regional fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three and a half minutes – 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 money raised will fund vital research and support, 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.