More than £5,000 raised for the Stroke Association as 200 took on charity run

Dr Kneale Metcalf and his daughters Cassie and Helen, who took part in a fundraising run for the Str

Dr Kneale Metcalf and his daughters Cassie and Helen, who took part in a fundraising run for the Stroke Association at Easton and Otley College. Photo: Stroke Association - Credit: Stroke Association

More than 200 people from across Norwich braved the bad weather conditions to run, jog and walk, raising more than £5,000 for the Stroke Association at the charity's Resolution Run.

A sea of purple fundraisers took to Easton College to complete a 5k or 10k course on Sunday, all while helping to conquer stroke.

The event was one of 31 runs held by the Stroke Association across the UK, providing people with the perfect motivation to get fit after Christmas.

Tam Marshall, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: 'With around 1.2 million people across the UK living with the devastating impact of stroke, it is vital that we have people like our Resolution Runners to raise funds and help us conquer stroke.

'We're extremely grateful to everyone who took part – it was a fantastic turn out and a great day for everyone involved. The money raised will fund vital research and support for stroke survivors, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.'

At least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control and exercising more.

The Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they can; and funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke.

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Easton and Otley College spokesperson, John Nice, added: 'We work with a number of different charities throughout the year and it was great that The Stroke Association were able to use our facilities to raise so much money during this run. We hope to be able to work with them again in the future.'

For more information about stroke, call 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.

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