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Drew Campbell

Running the London Marathon for The Stroke Association

Fundraising for Stroke Association

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#TeamStroke - Virgin Money London Marathon

Join #TeamStroke in fundraising for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018!

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Just Giving page.

On the 26th April 2020 I’ll be running the London Marathon in order to raise money for The Stroke Association. The Stroke Association had over 10,000 applicants and only 200 spots, so I feel very privileged to have been chosen to run as part of #TeamStroke! This is the first ever marathon I’ve signed up for and I know it will be one of the most physically and mentally testing things I’ve ever done, but I’m up for the challenge! My preparation has already started and I’m looking forward to tackling the challenge head-on in order to raise money for an amazingly worthy cause.

In January 2019, my dad, Colin, suffered a stroke. As you might imagine, this came as a complete shock and was a very scary time. He’s been very strong and determined, and with the love and support of family, friends and colleagues, and amazing support from The Stroke Association, he’s come a long way since it happened and the future looks bright.

Your donation will be going to a great cause. The Stroke Association helps stroke survivors like my dad by delivering care in the form of physiotherapists, counseling and family support. They are the UK’s leading stroke charity, they campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand their reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. Read more about the charity here: https://www.stroke.org.uk/about-us



Born Survivor in May

This marathon will be the 2nd event I’ve taken part in to raise money for the Stroke Association. The 1st event, Born Survivor 2019, was back in May, so I want to thank every person that kindly donated to that event page and let you know how it went...

On the 11th of May 2019, my dad’s company, Abbott Wade, along with myself and some friends (Sam Royle, Jack Woodhead, Tommy Bunn and Dom Ansbro) organised to take part in 'Born Survivor', a 10k military assault course in Capestorne Hall, Cheshire to raise money for The Stroke Association. It was a fantastic day, really well organised and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, took part in and organised such an amazing event. We were able to raise a total of £3,693.61 for the Stroke Association, which was probably the main reason I was given a spot in the London Marathon 2019. Please see the attached photos of the event.

A special thank you to Abbott Wade for all the continued support they have given my dad and the money they helped raise. It’s no wonder they were voted National Champions at this year's National Family Business Awards #NFBA2019



A little bit more about strokes…

A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells. Stroke is one of the biggest health challenges of our time. It is the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, killing twice as many women as breast cancer and twice as many men as prostate and testicular cancer combined every year.

Damage to the brain caused by a stroke can affect how the body works. It can also change how you think and feel. The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain, how big the damaged area is and, critically, how quickly it is treated.

Unfortunately, not everyone survives a stroke – around 1 in 8 people die within 30 days of having a stroke. That’s why it’s so important to be able to recognise the symptoms and get medical help as quickly as possible. The quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances for a good recovery.

You can read more about strokes here: https://www.stroke.org.uk/what-is-stroke/types-of-stroke



Your donations would be very welcome and will be going to an extremely worthwhile cause.

Thank you very much!

All the best,

Drew

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