The Stroke Association in Preston awarded funding to launch Active Lives After Stroke

The Stroke Association in Preston is celebrating after being awarded a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 9:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 10:18 am
Stroke survivors came together with Stroke Association staff, the local stroke team and NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group to celebrate a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area
Stroke survivors came together with Stroke Association staff, the local stroke team and NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group to celebrate a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area

The Stroke Association in Preston is celebrating after being awarded a grant of National Lottery funding to launch a new project: Active Lives After Stroke in the area.

The charity has been awarded £213,620 to support four projects across England, with the scheme at Heartbeat, Preston, being one of the chosen ones.

Read other stories: "I had a stroke aged eight" and Adults urged to check heart attack and stroke risk onlineLaura Coleman, volunteering and community officer for the Stroke Association, said: “Active Lives After Stroke is a project funded by Sport England to support stroke survivors to become active and stay active through peer support groups. Sessions are designed with stroke survivors to get people moving in a fun and friendly environment. We work with local activity providers and make sure all abilities are included in the sessions.”

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Sport England’s executive director, Mike Diaper, said: “Support groups like this one in Preston play an important role in increasing and maintaining levels of physical activity amongst stroke survivors while at the same time helping them self-manage their condition.”

To find out more about joining Active Lives After Stroke as a stroke survivor or volunteer, email [email protected] or 07764 905 073.