Every year there are about 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s more than one every five minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and babies.
After training on a smaller 40ft wall to learn how to position themselves for the descent and how to control their nerves the team abseiled 269ft down the Opal 3 CLV building on March 28th.
The team are hoping to raise £670 to help improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. The monies raised will help towards funding research and new treatments to prevent strokes.
If you would like to make a donation then simply visit their Just Giving Page. Every penny counts and if you are a UK tax payer remember to tick the Gift Aid box to ensure the charity receives an extra 25%!
This simple test can help you recognise the signs of a stroke
F – Facial weakness – can the person smile? Has their mouth or an eye drooped?
A – Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms?
S – Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
T – Time – if you observe any of the above then it’s time to call 999