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Weʼre raising £3,000 to support the Stroke Association in promoting awareness, campaigning for excellent stroke facilities, and providing support to Stroke victims.

We now have the Great North Run numbers

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Did you know you have only 4 hours to receive treatment before the effect of a stroke can be life threatening, or at best severely disabling.

And a stroke can happen to anyone, any age.

Having just run the GNR the week before, for the 24th time, I was not expecting one!

But it happened on 18th Sept 2017, 4 days into a family holiday in Malta.

The quick reactions of Fiona, Radley and Adam, and the fantastic medical care of the Maltese Health Service, saved my life and has ensured a fantastic recovery.

I was in the hospital, on the operating table within two hours of the stroke, and had a Thrombectomy, a mechanical extraction of two clots which were lodged in an artery stopping blood entering my brain. This type of operation has only just been introduced in the UK, in a limited amount of Stroke Units, so I was very lucky to be in Malta, 20 minutes from the hospital.

Since I have returned, I have had many tests to identify the cause.
However they have not been able to find any reason for my clots. It's just one of those unfortunate events of life.

The Stroke Association do a fantastic job of enlightening the public as to the first signs of a stroke.

Fiona recognised these signs in me and reacted quickly. Would she, had there not been a campaign? Have you see it on TV? FAST
Face Arms Speech Time - to call 999

I have also seen first hand how the Stroke Association support victims of Strokes, particularly when they have been less fortunate than me.

To say thank you to the Stroke Association and all those that directly helped me in our NHS and in Malta, we are raising funds to support more campaigns, to support more specialist facilities in the UK, similar to those I benefited from in Malta, and support those that did not get the treatment within those critical 4 hours, and who now suffer as a result of their stroke.

Please sponsor the Cunliffe Team in running a total of 52 miles in the 2018 Great North Run. It's Adam's 1st run, and Radley's 2nd.

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  • Russell Cunliffe8 days ago
    Russell Cunliffe

    Russell Cunliffe

    8 days ago

    It is our 28th Wedding Anniversary today, but rather than having a relaxing breakfast, we are out training in the rain for the GNR, with the objective of raising £3,000 for the Stroke Association and Stroke Community. We have 4 weeks to go! Thank you to all those that have sponsored us so far. We have had a tremendous response but we are not there yet. Please visit our Just Giving site, read our story, and if possible, please donate a little to this vital cause. It's simple to donate as a guest. Thank you Russell Please share this post

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  • James Brook

    James Brook

    Aug 19, 2018

    Good luck to you all. A great challenge for a fantastic cause. Best wishes Cousin James, Robin and Lola xx


  • Andrea Walker

    Andrea Walker

    Aug 19, 2018

    Will miss seeing u all this year as u know I will be running my own race in Budapest So happy to support this great cause and I will be thinking of you every step of the way You make a great team 👍


  • Ruth Vernon

    Ruth Vernon

    Aug 18, 2018

    Good luck to you all! Ruth, Dave, James and Ed Vernon xx


  • A.Irene and U.Chris

    A.Irene and U.Chris

    Aug 17, 2018

    Wishing you all success in raising funds for this very worth while cause, and running the GNR in Sept. Glad to see you have made a great recovery Russell.


  • Christopher Davies

    Christopher Davies

    Aug 17, 2018

    Good to see you on the first tee yesterday and good luck to you and your family for the GNR.


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    Aug 16, 2018

    Good luck with the fund raising for a great cause and enjoy the run!!


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We now have the Great North Run numbers

Did you know you have only four hours to receive treatment before the effect of a stroke is life threatening, or at best severely disabling. And a stroke can happen to anyone, any age. Having just run the GNR the week before for the 24th time, I was not expecting one!

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