Olga Mathews


Different Strokes (trustees) Limited
For 18 years Different Strokes has been supporting younger stroke survivors to reclaim their lives and their ambitions. Run by stroke survivors we provide helpline support, information packs for adults and children, signposting, social media, newsletters and nationwide drop in groups.


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Olga Mathews's fundraising page

Olga Mathews

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OlgaMathews

Hi, thanks for visiting my page.  

I had a stroke one bright sunny morning while driving to work.  Strokes don't only happen to the elderly, but most services ignore the unique needs of younger survivors.  I was lucky to be put in touch with Different Strokes, a charity supporting younger stroke survivors and their families.  

I am doing the Run Preston 2015  5k fun run on 27th September 2015 to raise funds for Different Strokes enabling them to help more people.

There are 152,000 strokes every year in the UK.1 in 4 (26%) of these occur in people under 65 years old.The number of people having strokes aged 20 to 64 increased by 25% from 1990 to 2010 worldwide. 

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

27.09.15 Well Done Olga, just heard today. Love Chris & I xx P.s Hope to see you on the 20th December.

27.09.15 Well done Olga xxx

25.09.15 Good luck Olga, your doing something inspirational, x


19.09.15 All the best with this! You'll do great!

18.09.15 Good luck Olga, I think its fantastic how far you have come! Pure grit, determination and bloody mindedness! Great that Different Strokes have been there for you.

13.08.15 Good luck Olga, will be thinking of you!

04.08.15 I've got a plan. You run, I'll hold your bag ;-) Beyond proud of you for doing this and proud to call you a friend who I've known throughout my whole stroke journey. You've put in so much work, you'll be over that line before you know it :-D

03.08.15 All the best to you Olga, good luck and most of all enjoy the run!

03.08.15 Good luck!

03.08.15 Great news, Olga! Go get them!

03.08.15 Keep on biting off more than you can chew!!

02.08.15 Thanks for all you do! I am sure there is loads I don't know about, too!

01.08.15 Fly like the wind

27.07.15 Nice one Olga xx

26.07.15 Go girl!!

26.07.15 So proud of you Olga! We'll be there to cheer you on xxx

23.07.15 This charity was a lifeline for me in the beginning of my stroke journey, I hope it continues to help others as it helped me.

22.07.15 Good for you Olga xxx

22.07.15 Good luck Olga xx

22.07.15 So proud well done hun xx

22.07.15 Good luck olga

22.07.15 You will do amazing Olga, your strength and determination has got you this far so it will get you a few KM more xxxx

22.07.15 Can you lend me £50 quid


Running total

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Total donors:
Last donor:
Anne & Chris
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