The Stroke Association

The Princess Margaret Fund for Stroke Research

For the first time in history we can actually look to the future and see an end to the misery of stroke. Our goal is to raise £10m over five years so that we can double our investment in stroke research and make a real difference to people's lives.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (211015)

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  • Medical ResearchMedical Research




Despite the fact that stroke is the UK's third biggest killer, donor's give the equivalent of £100 to cancer research and only 70 pence to stroke research. 150,000 people a year have a stroke in the UK alone. Of these two thirds will die or be severely disabled as a consequence. A stroke can affect anybody, of any age, at any time. This includes the 400 young people who have a stroke in the UK each year.


With increased funding we will focus on the following four key research areas: Preventing strokes - Understanding the role that genetics, lifestyle and diet play in preventing a stroke. Better understanding of the brain - How the brain works and recovers after a stroke Saving lives - Minimising the effects of brain bleeds and clots and to preserve brain tissue Rebuilding lives after stroke - Improving therapies for stroke survivors for a quick and complete recovery after their stroke