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We are recruiting for a Group Network Support Officer, to be the primary point of contact with our UK wide exercise and peer support groups. For more information please scroll down to the 'Job Opportunities' section of our 'Work With Us' page on our website here. Closing date: Monday 4 June 2018 and interviews to [...]

2018-05-21T09:56:39+00:00 May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mary Robson Dance School Show Raises £550

Thank you to Alayna and mum Vanessa who recently nominated Different Strokes to be the recipient of ticket & raffle sales at the recent dance show at Alayna's dance school. Vanessa said "Part of Alayna's rehabilitation has been to attend her ballet and jazz classes. She was at Grade 7 before her stroke but had [...]

2018-05-01T09:14:32+00:00 May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Bobby runs the marathon for Different Strokes!

Thank you to Bobby Garland who ran the London Marathon raising over £2,000 for Different Strokes. Bobby ran with his wife Claire who was raising money for her chosen charity the National Autistic Society. Bobby was inspired to raise money for Different Strokes after losing his Dad Stuart in 2017. Stuart had a stroke 12 [...]

2018-05-01T08:57:53+00:00 April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

An Open Day in West Yorkshire

On Thursday 12th April we held an open day in West Yorkshire. The day was held at Boddington Hall in Leeds and we enjoyed an hours cycling on the Brownlee Cycle circuit. Around 30 people came many people were from Different Strokes groups in the north. Our groups in Bradford,Preston, York, Leeds and Carlisle attended. [...]

2018-04-30T10:16:10+00:00 April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

32 brave contenders took on a huge challenge!

On Sunday 8th April 32 brave contenders took on a huge challenge all in aid of Different Strokes. They set out to abseil down The ArcelorMittal Orbit, which stands tall as the UK’s tallest sculpture, part of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. The day was overcast but the spirit in the building was [...]

2018-04-17T13:22:07+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Testimonial Exhibition at the World Stroke Congress – October 2018

Testimonial Exhibition at the World Stroke Congress  The 11th World Stroke Congress will focus on the latest developments in stroke prevention, acute management and restorative care after stroke. Reducing the burden of stroke on people with lived experience and their family and care givers drives everything the World Stroke Organization does. We want to make [...]

2018-04-10T15:52:19+00:00 April 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Helen The Hero Returns from her Everest Epic!

on 17th March Helen White boarded a plane to Nepal to take on the greatest challenge of her lifetime. Helen self-funded the trip which lasted 2  weeks aiming to climb 17,500 feet whilst experiencing half the amount of oxygen and with temperatures down to -15 in the process. Helen did this with one sefless aim [...]

2018-04-06T14:35:07+00:00 April 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Swim to Support Stroke Survivors

Different Strokes are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of free charity places in The Great North Swim. After ten successful years at Low Wood Bay the Great North Swim will be moving to a new home in 2018. Over the last decade the event has grown from just 3,000 swimmers to [...]

2018-03-22T15:06:42+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sainsburys and Argos Furnish Our Office!

If you haven’t visited Different Strokes' HQ, our tiny 7m x 8m office based in Wolverton Mill is where our staff team of 6 (5 part-time) and our 3 wonderful office-based volunteers work. From this base, which we lovingly refer to as our ‘cupboard’ Different Strokes operates a National Information Line - which supports over [...]

2018-03-16T14:24:12+00:00 March 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Helen’s Everest Epic

In 2 days Helen White is about to undertake the challenge of a lifetime when she treks to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for Different Strokes. Tomorrow an event is being held in Horley, Surrey to raise more funds. The event page is here: www.facebook.com/events/175836723034401/ Helen said: "As many of you know, my partner Gavin [...]

2018-03-15T17:04:55+00:00 March 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments