The TGO team are proud to announce that they faced their fears and completed the huge challenge of a 540ft abseil down Broadgate Tower in London on 15th September 2012 and raised £2,215 for The Stroke Association. We wouldn't of been able to do it without all the help and support of everyone which donated and sponsored us. So a huge thank you goes out to you all.
If you didn't get the chance to donate, don’t worry you’re not too late.
You can still either donate online using the link http://www.justgiving.com/TheGreatOutdoorGymCompany or sponsor us by texting TGOI99 (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or) £10 to 70070.
• An estimated 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK each year
• Stroke accounts for around 53,000 deaths each year in the UK
• Stroke is the third most common cause of death in England and Wales, after heart disease and cancer
• Stroke accounts for 9 per cent of all deaths in men and 13 per cent of deaths in women in the UK
• Stroke has a greater disability impact than any other chronic disease. Over 300,000 people are living with moderate to severe disabilities as a result of stroke
• Three times more women die from stroke than breast cancer
• 10,000 people under the of 30 will have a stroke each year
• For every £1 spent on cancer research in the UK, around 6p is spent on stroke research
What your money could do!
• £5 helps us to provide 15 people with crucial stroke leaflets, such as ‘Communication Problems After Stroke’.
• £10 can purchase specially designed large-handled cutlery for use by
people after stroke.
• £20 keeps our National Stroke Helpline open for one hour for advice to a
single caller coping with a stroke.
• £50 could contribute to the cost of basic lab equipment to support our researchers in their vital work to better understand the causes and treatment of stroke.
• £100 could provide a day-long course for a member of staff from health or social care by our Education, Training, Information and Support Organisers.
• £150 allows us to provide a ‘Life After Stroke’ grant for a person affected by stroke.
• £250 provides audio versions of information leaflets for people with communications difficulties.