Category: Awareness

For the latest on stroke awareness, fundraising, events and activities, keep up to date with Think Ahead on our dedicated news blog.
  • Category: Awareness

    World Stroke Day is just around the corner, and Think Ahead wants everybody to show their support on the 29th of October. This years campaign highlights the fact that although stroke does not discriminate between sexes, women are more at risk of having a stroke than men. The “I am Woman” campaign will hopefully raise awareness […]

  • Category: Awareness, Fundraising

    Stroke Survivors and Carers raise awareness by displaying their creative talent. Think Ahead’s Art Groups wanted to do something very different for their 2014 calendar and they asked members of the Photography Group to go and take lots of photographs across the Wigan Borough for them to paint in their own special style. Click for […]

  • Category: Awareness, Living With Stroke

    During Think Ahead’s Raising Stroke Awareness week Dr Andy Sutton a GP Commissioner for the Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group spoke out on how to help prevent Stroke. He outlined his concerns regarding the higher incidence of Stroke in the Wigan Borough and the importance of lifestyle choices such as lack of exercise obesity smoking […]

  • Category: Awareness

    As part of Think Ahead’s Raising Stroke Awareness week NHS Nurses offered ‘free’ Blood Pressure checks when we took the ‘Feel Well Truck’ into Ashton Wigan and Leigh and also during our Stroke Information Centre open day at Ashland House Manchester Road Ince Wigan. Throughout the week we were also supported by Health Trainers Smoking […]

  • Category: Awareness, Fundraising

    Wigan based comedian Jimmy O has re-united his band Clownprince to produce a one off single entitled ‘Cradle Me’ released on May 3rd with all the proceeds going to Think Ahead. Jimmy O – real name Jimmy O’Neill – who made a name for himself both online and in numerous television appearances as The Wigan […]

  • Category: Awareness, Fundraising, Press Releases

    Think Ahead Stroke Group’s annual review for 2011 – 2012 is testament to the hard work of all our trustees volunteers and staff that in these challenging times we have continued to grow and improve our offering to those affected by Stroke in the local area. We hope that you enjoy reading about the progress […]

  • Category: Awareness, Fundraising

    Think Ahead members have been busy working on their 2013 Calendars throughout the year and they are now ready for purchase. In two individual designs each A4 size calendar displays pictures from Think Ahead’s artists or photographers. The new version this year provides a tear off page for each month and personal quotes from Think […]

  • Category: Awareness

    Think Ahead are delighted to be given the opportunity to spend a day at the HJ Heinz Factory Wigan to raise awareness of Stroke. On Wednesday 9th May as part of our Raising Stroke Awareness Week we will offer ‘free’ blood pressure checks and promote healthy lifestyle choices to the employees of HJ Heinz. On […]

  • Category: Awareness

    The Feel Well Information Truck will be out around the borough to promote Think Ahead’s Raising Stroke Awareness Week. In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Day Think Ahead will be taking the Feel Well Truck out into the local community to raise awareness of Stroke offer ‘free’ blood pressure checks and promote healthy lifestyle choices. […]