More than 450 people ran, jogged and walked to raise more than £15,000 for the Stroke Association at the charity’s Resolution Run.
A sea of purple fundraisers converged on Delamere Forest to complete a 5k, 10k or 15k course. Stroke Association events officer Laura McMullin said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three-and-a-half minutes – it is vital we have people like our Resolution Runners to raise funds and help us conquer stroke.
“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who took part – it was a fantastic turnout and a great day for everyone involved. The money raised will fund vital research and support, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.”
At least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control and exercising more.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they can; and funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke.
For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk .