A stroke is much closer than many people think.
Most of us aren’t aware it’s the world’s second biggest killer.
It’s also one of the cruellest conditions I know.
Three quarters of stroke survivors lose the use of one of their hands.
Every day people have to re-learn to do the things they’ve always done, using their other hand.
The Stroke Association provides much-needed hope, inspiration, advice and support to thousands of people affected by stroke and their loved ones.
That’s why I’m urging readers to “Give a Hand” to conquer stroke.
Between October 26 and November 1, the charity is calling on people to complete an every-day activity with the hand they wouldn’t normally use to raise vital funds.
How about challenging your friends and family to “other hand” bowling or turn one hand to baking a show-stopper?
The Stroke Association has a “handful” of ideas to help you get started.
Just visit www.stroke.org.uk/giveahand to download or request a pack.
Recovering from a stroke can be one of the hardest challenges life has to throw at you.
By giving a hand to the Stroke Association, Hartlepool Mail readers can help change the world for people affected by this devastating condition.
C/o The Stroke Association,