Stroke awareness day at Milton Country Park

Cambridgeshire County Council has joined forces with Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Stroke Association to organise an awareness and fun day at Milton Country Park on August 15.

The free event, which runs from 1.30-4.30 pm, will include a sponsored run/walk/wheelchair push, activities for children, music, chair based exercises and a treasure hunt. Car parking will cost £2.

County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Steve Tierney, said: “This should be a really fun afternoon – as well as lots to do, there will be loads to see with stands ranging from charitable organisations to adapted vehicles and professionals on hand to give advice and information.”

Milton County Park is clearly signposted and people can just turn up on the day – no need to book. The Park is accessible to all and will also have its own adapted cycles on display.

County Council Stroke Advisor Sue Hampton, said: “The aim is to raise awareness of stroke, to have fun and to give as much information as required to stroke survivors, carers and families. We will also be carrying out blood pressure checks and pulse checks and people can reward themselves by making a personalised smoothie by riding a special cycle!”

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