Listeners urged to Make May Purple for the Stroke Association

Jeanette Lunt from the Stroke Association

Listeners to the Coffee Club have been urged to Make May Purple in support of the Stroke Association.

Jeanette Lunt from the charity popped into the studio as part of Stroke Awareness Month.

She told presenter Steve Evans how she got involved after her father lost his speech and language skills after suffering a stroke at an early age.

"He was a workaholic, heavy smoker and had a poor diet... He went on to have a full blown stroke at the age of 40 and died at 47. There was no Stroke Association then." - Jeanette Lunt

Jeanette, the support manager for Wirral and Chester, explained how her team visits Clatterbridge Hospital on a regular basis and works closely with the stroke rehabilitation unit.

She said there are 152,000 new strokes a year, more than 14,600 of which occur in the north west.

The charity provides support to patients and families whilst also providing prevention advice.

"When a family member has a stroke it affects everybody in the family." - Jeanette Lunt

Jeanette said most strokes tend to be related to poor lifestyle choices and said people should not ignore the warning signs.

You can watch this video to learn about the symptoms.

Jeanette advised listeners to know their blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise, eat healthy food and reduce their alcohol intake.

If you would like more information, you can visit the Stroke Association's website, call the Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100 or contact Jeanette directly on 0151 601 9980.

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