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We are a group of eight from the Sky Sports Rugby department, and we've come together in support of the Stroke Association, and our good friend Michael Lynagh.

In April last year our favourite Aussie, 'Noddy', suffered a very serious stroke while at home Down Under. It came as a great shock to us all, and we waited with hope on this side of the world as he made a miraculous recovery -  as doctors put it at the time, he didn’t just dodge a bullet, but “a bloody great big cannonball”.

We have loved having him back in the team and on our screens, and it's just like he was never away. His experience has touched us and inspired us all, and we are driven to help in any way possible.

As a result, we have begun working with the Stroke Association, and towards a goal that is both very meaningful to Michael, and has the potential to change the lives of stroke sufferers; the Stroke Association's Back to Work project. 

Through extensive work with stroke survivors living in London, the Association has identified a critical gap in support dealing with the very specific needs of younger stroke survivors, especially those of working age.

Strokes can happen to people of all ages. The effects can be devastating, changing lives forever in an instant. For younger stroke survivors in particular, who previously thought they had many healthy years ahead of them, strokes can have a major impact on their lives. Many survivors can suddenly find themselves unable to return to their previous working lives, which can have huge mental and financial consequences.


The Stroke Association believes in Life After Stroke, just as we do. The charity needs vital funds to set up the Back to Work project to equip younger stroke survivors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to adjust to working life following their stroke. Whether assisting stroke survivors with adapting to a fresh career path, seeking paid or voluntary employment, or gaining the confidence to think about returning to work, the aim of the project is to enable younger stroke survivors to create meaningful life roles for themselves.


Michael was one of the lucky ones. We want to make sure that we help however we can for those who are finding the return to work daunting and challenging.


We cannot thank you enough for your time, and your generosity...on April 21st it'll be our turn to give back.


Team Sky For Stroke - Michael, Bill, Rory, James, Louisa, James, Dean and Tyrone.



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Raising money for

Stroke Association

Stroke Association

Charity Registration No. 211015

We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research into new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. We are a charity, and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. Thank you.

Raising money for

Run by Stroke Association

Charity Registration No. 211015

Donations 472

Donation by Mark Leitch on 01/07/13


Donation by on 09/06/13


Well done Billy!!! Amazing xx lots of love x

Donation by Christine Hartigan on 28/05/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Michael and the team.

Donation by Rhino Rugby on 27/05/13

Donation by John Maguire on 24/05/13


Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/13


Proud of you dude. Sorry for delay, completing my 'to-do' list which is 3 weeks late. Sending best. Richard

Donation by Richard Callender on 16/05/13


Donation by Paul Ramsay on 14/05/13


Inspirational article in The Times. I had the good fortune to watch ML play at Sarries - magnificent, one of the very best.

Donation by Francis Giacon on 08/05/13

From Dianne Scott and Michelle Joseph and families

Donation by James Lewis on 06/05/13


Well done Tyrone - a great achievement. You have raised a fantastic sum which will make a difference to lives you will never know. What a gift !

Donation by Ivan McMinn on 06/05/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Various small donations from Uppingham School sweepstake

Donation by Tyrone Howe on 04/05/13


+ £8.50 Gift Aid

Congratulations everyone a brilliant effort

Donation by Greg Bolton on 02/05/13


+ £15.00 Gift Aid


Donation by Olivier Pinon on 02/05/13


Donation by Gordon Spiers on 02/05/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by michael every on 01/05/13


+ £65.00 Gift Aid

A great victory for blarney - well done Tyrone!

Donation by The Chuter Clan on 30/04/13

Donation by Daniel Arroyo on 30/04/13


+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Jane Child on 30/04/13


+ £30.00 Gift Aid

A bet won well. Congrats Tacko.

Donation by Simon Burke on 30/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Bruce Hooper on 26/04/13


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Luca Carloni on 26/04/13


Donation by Caroline Vance on 26/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Mari Dennis on 24/04/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/04/13


+ £6.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£40,668.38
  • Offline donations£28,169.60
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£68,847.98
  • Gift Aid£6,245.07

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