Groupon partners with the Stroke Association to raise funds for their ‘Life After Stroke’ campaign
LONDON, 31 May 2012, today Groupon and the Stroke Association announce a partnership to raise awareness for the charity’s ‘Life After Stroke’ campaign. As a month of awareness activities draws to a close, today’s partnership will see Groupon fundraising over a two-day period through the site.
On 31st May 2012 you will be able to make a donation to the Stroke Association by clicking on the ‘Buy it now’ button on the Groupon UK website http://www.groupon.co.uk/
You can follow the stories of two stroke survivors on the Groupon Blog this week and learn about the ongoing challenges they face during their recovery -
Jon Barrick, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association said, “I’m so pleased that we have been able to partner with Groupon to mark the close of Action on Stroke Month. It’s a partnership that allows us to raise essential funds and also to spread the word about the devastating impact that stroke can have. . With your help, we can make a difference to the lives of many more stroke survivors and their families”
When asked about the partnership, Roy Blanga, Managing Director, Groupon UK said, “This is a wonderful campaign that we are proud to be able to support. Groupon comes into the homes of hundreds of thousands of subscribers every day. Through this partnership we hope that our platform will allow the Stroke Association to increase awareness, as well as empower our subscribers to actively support other members of their community who may be affected by stroke, in a fast and simple way.”
To make a donation please click: http://www.groupon.co.uk/
To read more about the Stroke Association please go to: www.stroke.org.uk/
Notes to Editor
A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. Around 150,000 people have a stroke in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over one million people in UK living with the effects of stroke.
The Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and we’re leading a community of people to change the world for people affected by stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk
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