September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove stroke survivors raise funds with cycling challenge

Updated: 12:49 pm, May 13, 2016

STROKE survivors from across Bromsgrove have taken part in a cycling challenge to raise funds for The Stroke Association.

The event, at Sanders Park on Wednesday (May 11), was participated in by members of the Wednesday Wheels Group who showed their support for the challenge.

The Stroke Association team at the Life After Stroke Centre is also planning to cover 1,000 miles to virtually ‘high five’ colleagues in other Stroke Association offices.

They will use an exercise bike in the Bromsgrove centre’s reception and visitors there, as well as Stroke Association staff, are being urged to get on the saddle to cover the miles during the month of May which is Stroke Awareness Month.

In keeping with the ‘Make May Purple’ campaign, the route on the map will go purple as the cycle progresses.

Stuart Cooper, the Stroke Association’s, community partnerships and development manager, said: “We’re encouraging staff to jump on the exercise bike and cycle a few miles once or twice a week after work or on their lunch break.

“If people cycle outside of work, they can add the number of miles covered to our pledge to count towards the total. It’s the perfect challenge for the whole family to get involved with.

“We’d love for people in Bromsgrove to get behind this fund-raising challenge and help us to reach our target of £1,000.”

People can also visit to donate funds to the Cycle for Stroke Challenge.

*A SUPPORT feature in last week’s Bromsgrove and Droitwich Standard raised £200 for the Stroke Association.

Businesses from across the two towns advertised on the special double page spread for the charity and some of the proceeds were donated on their behalf to the cause.

A spokesperson for The Stroke Association said: “We are really grateful for the paper and the local businesses showing their support – the team were over the moon.”