Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives.

Every week, you'll help us rebuild them.

A stroke is a brain attack that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It happens 100,000 times every year in the UK, destroying lives and tearing families apart.

By playing our Weekly Lottery, you’ll help the Stroke Association provide specialist support, fund critical research, and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the best possible care and advice.

Kevin, stroke survivor, with Lucy, Stroke Association Support Coordinator

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“It’s so important to donate to the Stroke Association so we can continue giving help to stroke survivors and those affected by stroke.”

Erin – stroke survivor

Erin had a stroke when she was just 29 years old. For Erin, rebuilding her life has meant learning to walk again and adapting to her new normal: “Even today I struggle with fatigue and headaches. But in February I’ll be finishing my PhD in Chemistry, which shows it’s possible to achieve your goals. You just need that extra support to get you through.”

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“It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping out.”

Loretta – stroke survivor

Loretta’s mental health deteriorated after having a stroke. Her lived experience of the trauma that many stroke survivors face is key to helping researchers develop ways to improve well-being after stroke.

Loretta says, “I have made progress. I try my best and I push myself, even though it takes its toll on me. The research will help everyone in the long run, so people don’t have to suffer. If I hadn’t taken part, I don’t think I’d feel as good as I do now.”

We’re the only UK charity that focuses exclusively on stroke research. Thanks to Lottery players, we’re able to fund pioneering research and vital services to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives.

"It's so reassuring to know the Stroke Association is there."

Paul McLean - stroke survivor

When 40-year old Paul McLean had a stroke, life turned upside down for him – and his wife, Suzi. She had to do everything for him, including feed and wash him. Feeling isolated and unable to cope, Suzi made contact with other carers through the Stroke Association. "I'm so thankful. It made a massive difference having a network of people to share our stroke journey with."

"My stroke group was a real saviour for me."

Ian Collins - stroke survivor

After a devastating stroke, Ian Collins had to learn to walk and use his arms again. Unable to return to his job as a joiner, he became depressed. "I felt like a shadow of myself," Ian says, "but the stroke group I was referred to helped me get my confidence and sense of humour back."

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“Anything is possible.”

Alisha – stroke survivor

Alisha had her stroke aged 26 and was a primary school teacher at the time. It left her unable to read, write or walk, and she spent five months in hospital recovering.

Thanks to supporters like you, Alisha was able to find solace at groups founded by the Stroke Association, providing opportunities to socialise and ease worries. Alisha says, “my life has changed, but in a completely different way. Now, I volunteer. I meet similar people and we raise awareness. I enjoy that. There's a way you can put your life back together."

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