Hilary Devey

The Stroke Association

Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Of all people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the first 10 days, about a third are likely to make a recovery within one month and about a third are likely to be left disabled and needing rehabilitation.

Stroke has a greater disability impact than any other medical condition. A quarter of a million people are living with long-term disability as a result of stroke in the UK.

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.

The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants.

“I know that I was just one in over 150,000 people who suffered a stroke last year. But I have been very fortunate with the support that my friends, family and The Stroke Association have given me which led to my successful recovery and now I would like to ensure as many people get the treatment and support that they need to be able to lead as normal a life as possible following their stroke.” Hilary

Please see the Stroke Association's website for more details.