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Weʼre raising £4,000 to support the Stroke Association in promoting awareness, campaigning for excellent stroke facilities, and providing support to Stroke victims.

GNR 2018
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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 have been 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.

Whilst admittedly we did not achieve our best times, it was a great day and it was fantastic that we all took part.

Thank you so much to all of you that have supported us and contributed to our quest.

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  • Russell Cunliffe3 months ago
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  • Russell Cunliffe3 months ago
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    3 months ago

    A week to go. Thank you to all those that have supported us. Just to let you know, that having achieved over £3,000 so far we have raised the target to £4,000. Many many thanks for your support. Radley's and Adam's training is going well. Adam has probably done enough training to do a full marathon! Radley is fitting his in between his work and studies. Fiona and I have niggling injuries so have cut down on the training runs, saving ourselves for the big day. We will do the run no matter what!

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  • Russell Cunliffe4 months ago
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    4 months 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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138

  • James Hewitt

    James Hewitt

    Nov 1, 2018

    £10.00

  • Christine Alexander

    Christine Alexander

    Oct 3, 2018

    Well done Radley!

    £10.00

  • Jim & Jean

    Jim & Jean

    Sep 24, 2018

    Well done, and great to see how well you are looking Russell. Very best wishes Jim and Jean

    £40.00

  • Steven & Kathryn

    Steven & Kathryn

    Sep 24, 2018

    Well done all four of you, great achievement.Best wishes Steven, Kathryn, Jenny and Daniel

    £20.00

  • Alex Williamson

    Alex Williamson

    Sep 14, 2018

    Well done Radley - and all the family.

    £10.00

  • Richard

    Richard

    Sep 13, 2018

    Hope it went well Russell. Love to all.

  • Charlotte Ashworth

    Charlotte Ashworth

    Sep 13, 2018

    Good work Radley!

    £10.00

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GNR 2018

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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