Walk in Sheffield park to help stroke patients

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Fundraisers will be stepping out in a Sheffield park to raise money for stroke patients.

The Step Out for Stroke walk is happening in Weston Park on Sunday, with all proceeds going towards the Stroke Association charity.

Participants are able to set their own pace, as well as choosing the distance they want to cover.

Among the walkers will be Barbara Caley, aged 67, from Halfway, who suffered a stroke two years ago.

She was supported by the Stroke Association’s reablement service and is now recovering well.

“It’s a great opportunity to not only have a day out, but to meet other survivors and their families,” said Barbara.

“It is a fun walk that everyone can be part of, no matter what your age or fitness level.”

The event is sponsored by Sheffield law firm Irwin Mitchell, which has donated an iPad Air as a prize to be raffled off on the day.

Jane Hammond, reablement service co-ordinator, said: “The walk is fully accessible whatever your walking ability - wheelchairs and pushchairs are more than welcome too.”

n The walk starts at midday, registration £5. Visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout for more information.