Saturday 16 November 2019

A Stroke of Luck 1st annual Gala Ball | Guest Post

AD | Hello my lovelies! The survivor-led charity launched in the UK in May 2019 and will host its highly anticipated 1st annual charity Gala Ball on 30th November 2019. The Merseyside based charity has been set up to support the recovery of stroke survivors across the UK using physical rehabilitation through the guidance of fitness and wellbeing professionals.

The inaugural Gala Dinner will take place at Birkenhead School, Merseyside and feature guest speaker Wasps Legend & Former professional rugby player, Peter Scrivener and two-time stroke survivor, Carole Pyke. The glamorous evening will include live entertainment, a drinks reception, the finest gala dinner and a charity auction with money-can’t-buy prizes.

In England, one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime and it’s widely accepted that the requirement for stroke rehabilitation frequently outlasts NHS support. A Stroke of Luck aims for stroke survivors to thrive in day to day life, providing them with access to fitness and wellbeing experts who can support their recovery and lead them to a fulfilled life: one they may have thought was impossible to achieve. A Stroke of Luck Founder & CEO, Craig Pankhurst, believes no stroke survivor should be left alone thinking ‘What next?’ and as a survivor himself is passionate about enhancing the lives of every stroke survivor.

“This mantra will drive us to be one of the biggest stroke charities in the UK,” Craig said. “We have made unbelievable progress over the last few months as we’ve formed partnerships with organisations such as Tranmere Rovers Football Club and gained recognition from the World Stroke Organisation. Our Gala Launch Ball will further our efforts to engage with each and every stroke survivor who wants our support and will be an evening of celebration, festivities and fundraising. We’re excited to see what the future holds.”

The gala ball will commence with a champagne reception at 7pm with guests seated for dinner from 7.20pm. Guest speaker and stroke survivor, Carole Pyke said: “As an Ambassador for A Stroke of Luck, I am very excited to be part of the Gala Launch Ball. It is the perfect opportunity to highlight the impact A Stroke of Luck will have in a Survivor’s ongoing recovery journey. It also serves to be a reminder that Stroke is only part of our story: it is an indicator of a new starting point. Our lives are so much more than a Stroke, and the best is always in front of us.”

All funds raised on the evening will go towards the work of A Stroke of Luck, supporting Stroke survivors across the UK in their recovery and rehabilitation. Tables for 10 are available for £600 and individual tickets are also on sale for £60 each. Both are available to purchase online.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x