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Altrincham: Bucket Collection

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 30 Dec 2023
Posted in First Team

The bucket collection pre-match Altrincham will be in favour of the Stroke Association.

In partnership with FC Halifax Town, The Stroke Association have been invited to raise crucial awareness of stroke highlighting prevention with the aim of reducing strokes within Calderdale.  Stroke is a medical emergency. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. The impact can be devastating.

There are over 100’000 strokes in the UK every year due to risk factors such as poor diet and nutrition, alcohol use, smoking, and inactivity.  Statistics show almost two thirds of people who have had a stroke are left with a long-term disability, this could include physical disability, loss of cognitive and communication skills as well as depression and other mental health problems.

The Stroke Association is a charity dedicated to help those who have suffered strokes supporting life after stroke. There is vast support available including Information, advice and guidance, peer support and groups, helpline, and online support. We also have a fantastic team of Coordinators and volunteers in Calderdale providing crucial support on a daily basis working with patients in hospital to supporting recovery at home. Shamsul Arafen, Stroke Coordinator who is also part of the audio team on match days at the Shay, explained “Strokes can happen to anyone so it’s extremely important to take on board our message.  High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors so it’s vital we all try and reduce our risks just by being healthier and a little more active”.

You will see the team at todays game v Altrincham dressed in purples raising awareness but also raising much needed funds to help support the fantastic work being carried out. Please kindly donate generously and help make a difference to the many lives affected by strokes.

For more information please visit or email

Thank you in anticipation of your support

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