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Cardiff 10km run & Charity Party to raise money for the Stroke Association

Cardiff 10km run & Charity Party for Stroke Association because we want to support stroke survivors

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Stroke Association

We provide life-changing support to stroke survivors and their loved ones

Charity Registration No. 211015

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Instructors, Staff, Students, Friends and Family of The Martial Arts and Fitness Centre (MAFC), Maindee, Newport and I.M.A.A. Satellite Clubs currently have TWO events planned to help raise much needed funds for the Stroke Association:

EVENT ONE: SUSAN JEFFS IS RUNNING THE CARDIFF 10KM - SUNDAY 31ST MAY

Mrs Susan Jeffs is running the Cardiff 10km on Sunday 31st May. Please sponsor her to help raise funds for the Stroke Association.

We would like to wish Sue the very best with her 10km run and would like to say a big THANK YOU for running the event for Stroke Association. Go get that finish line!!!

EVENT TWO: ADULTS 'SUMMER NIGHT SPECIAL' CHARITY PARTY - SATURDAY 11TH JULY

We are hosting a 'Summer Night Special' Adults Charity Party on Saturday 11th July which will include a Show, Disco and Raffle. Proceeds raised at this event will be split with the Stroke Association and other Charities. All amounts raised will be announced on the night of the Party and later donated to this page.

About the Stroke Association..............................

We provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers

Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That's one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies.

Stroke changes lives. It can have a huge effect on you and your family. You will most likely want to know as much as you can about what practical, emotional and financial support is available.

What is a stroke?
A stroke is a brain attack

It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. It can be caused by a blockage in one of the blood vessels leading to the brain or a bleed in the brain.
 
Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or destroyed. 
 
Strokes affect people in different ways, depending on the part of the brain that is affected, how widespread the damage is and how healthy the person was before the stroke. A stroke can affect the way your body functions as well as your thought processes and how you feel and communicate.
 
A stroke can also have an emotional impact and can cause problems such as anxiety, depression or changes to your personality.

Stroke affects everybody differently, and it is difficult to say how much of a recovery is possible. Many stroke survivors experience the most dramatic recovery during their stay in hospital in the weeks after their stroke.

But many stroke survivors continue to improve over a longer time, sometimes over a number of years. Their recovery is in fact a long period of rehabilitation, as they learn to deal with the effects the stroke has had on them.

Rehabilitation is about getting back to normal life and living as independent a life as possible. It involves taking an active approach to ensuring that life goes on for people who have had a stroke. This can mean helping them to acquire new skills or relearn old ones. It may involve helping them adapt to the limitations caused by stroke. Or it can mean helping them find social, emotional and practical support.

Had a stroke? Know someone who has? We’re here every step of the way with a range of Life After Stroke Services that can help you cope with the aftermath of stroke and support you as you work towards rebuilding your life.

Our services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are funded by the NHS or social services (so free to you) and therefore may differ depending on where you live (note that in Scotland, our approach is different; there, we work in partnership with other organisations to develop services that meet the needs of local communities). 

Our services may include:

Information, Advice and Support Service
Helps you and your family prepare for the changes that happen because of a stroke, with information about stroke, practical advice and emotional support.

Communication Support Service
Helps you cope with aphasia and difficulty in using language. Our co-ordinators and volunteers work with you to build up your confidence and help you achieve the best possible recovery.

Stroke Prevention Services
Support you to change your way of life and reduce your risk of stroke, by offering help and advice on things such as diet and exercise.

Getting Back to Life Services
After a stroke life is very different and you may need to make big adjustments and deal with daunting challenges. We provide a variety of services that will help you enjoy a better quality of life, return to your community and face the future.

Carer Support Services
Caring for someone with stroke can be a solitary experience – and a tiring one. We provide carers' groups that provide information and advice for carers, as well as the invaluable opportunity to socialise with others in the same situation.

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