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Patrons & Supporters

Megan Giglia MBE

Our patron, Megan Giglia, had a stroke at 27 and is now a paracyclist with Team GB. She won the first Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

In this video, she tells Oliver Lilburn who himself had a stroke at 18, why being a patron for Different Strokes is important to her and how she hopes to inspire and motivate other stroke survivors to try something new: Filmed by Greg Hollingworth who had a stroke at 28.

Robert McCrum

Our patron, Robert McCrum, had a stroke in 1995 and is one of the founding members of Different Strokes. He is the Associate Editor of the Observer and author of My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After A Stroke.

Listen here to his Radio 4 episodes of ‘The Life in My Head: From Stroke to Brain Attack’, additionally featuring Andrew Marr, Megan Giglia MBE, and our Medical Advisor Professor Pankaj Sharma.

Andrew Marr

A message from Andrew Marr in recognition of Different Strokes reaching its 20th anniversary:

“All my warmest congratulations to Different Strokes, and in particular all those who are going through the same journey I am following. It is a relatively stony road and on it we need the help and support of friends, relatives and kindly professionals. DS is a wonderful organisation and one which today I warmly salute.”