Can you walk 150,000 steps in February. Photo: Noemi Macavei Katocz

Take steps to open Cork Stroke Support Centre

Every year in Ireland, some 10,000 people suffer a stroke and 2,000 die as a result of strokes.

Thousands more are left with stroke-related disabilities and functional deficits which has a negative personal, psychological, social and economic impact on the lives of those affected.

There is wide recognition of the value of stroke support groups which provide information and support and sustain ongoing rehabilitation goals after discharge from hospital.

Cork Stroke Support is a registered charity (CHY 20796) set up in 2010 to address the information, exercise and support needs of stroke survivors and families after discharge from hospital.

It is run by volunteers (health professionals and those affected by stroke) and has received awards.

To meet the growing needs of stroke survivors and families, their activities went from monthly to weekly sessions.

Cork Stroke Support have secured rental premises which will facilitate a five day programme of informative, supportive activities and rehabilitative services. Current renovation of the Cork Stroke Support Centre will provide ground floor meeting space and exercise/gym area and first floor education and administration space which will enhance rehabilitation and recovery post-stroke.

To provide a centre of excellence in Cork for stroke survivors and families, they urgently need funds and are asking the people of Cork to help by walking 150,000 steps during the month of February in aid of Cork Stroke Support.

To register for 150,000 steps visit or call at 087-3569555.

The Cork Stroke Support centre are also looking for professionals (carpenters, electricians, plumbers, builders) to volunteer their time and expertise to help. Call them at 087-3569555 if you are in a position to help.