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Stroke survivors hold public fair in East End to explain how to avoid risk

PUBLISHED: 09:32 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:32 09 September 2014

People who have survived a stroke are meeting the public in east London later this month to explain how to reduce the risk.

They are holding the Stroke Community Fair later in Bow on September 25.

The survivors are joined by staff from the Stroke Association in Tower Hamlets for activities and give out advice on stroke prevention.

Events include sponsored cake testing sessions, bric-a-brac auction and a raffle.

“This event is to give information on how to reduce the risk of stroke,” the association’s Shanom Shah explained.

“We also want to raise funds for the charity to continue to be there for stroke survivors and their families.

“Someone in the UK has a stroke every three-and-a-half minutes—we need to change that.”

Around 13,500 people in London have a stroke each year and 128,000 people are living with its effects, the Stroke Association points out.

The fair being staged from 11am to 2pm at Appian Court in Parnell Road, Bow, on September 25, is also a chance to learn more about Life After Stroke health services and how to help and support survivors.

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