People take part in Southsea walk for stroke charity

AROUND 100 people put their best foot forward to raise money for charity.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 7:15 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Perry Osbourne, Kimberley Jane and Ashleigh Fountain. Picture: Habibur Rahman (170641-40)

People dressed in purple to fundraise for the Stroke 
Association by walking around Canoe Lake, in Southsea.

The annual event sees people who have been affected by stroke around the country take part in the charity’s Step Our for Stroke event.

Natalie Bettinson, community and events fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: ‘The community really helped us to make this an event to remember and we’re delighted with the turnout and amount raised.

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Sam Jackson and his dog, Zeus Picture: Habibur Rahman (170641-41)

‘It was a great atmosphere and we’re very grateful to everyone for their support.

‘Our Step Out for Stroke events mark a milestone for many stroke survivors taking part and some truly inspirational people took their first steps since their stroke.

‘It was wonderful to have Kev Seed join us to open the walk.

‘Everyone who took part has helped to raise vital funds for people affected by stroke.’

Sam Jackson and his dog, Zeus Picture: Habibur Rahman (170641-41)

People taking part raised more than £1,000 for the Stroke Association.