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Our amazing volunteer heroes share their inspiration for helping others

According to our amazing volunteers, time helping others is always time well spent. Here, three of our volunteers share their inspiring stories of how they began their volunteering journey with...

SYMPOSIUM Coffee drinkers have ‘bean' raising thousands for charity

Stroke survivor Paul Haggath was determined to give something back to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland for the help he received during his own recovery.   And the owner of SYMPOSIUM Coffee, a chain of...

Broken wrist encourages nine year old Max to take on an epic walking challenge

After suffering a broken wrist on the first day of his holidays, nine year old Max decided to put his best foot forward and take on a 5K a day...

Sudden death of beloved father inspires daughter's bold head shave challenge

After the sudden and devastating loss of her dad, John, to a heart attack in January, teenager Zara Frazer decided to shave her head to raise money for Chest Heart...

5K every day: brother raises thousands in memory of beloved sister

When Kenny Cooper’s sister died at the age of just 39 following a stroke, he knew he wanted to do something to keep her memory alive and raise awareness of...

How your support has made a difference during the pandemic

The last 12 months have been the most challenging that most of us will face in our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an incredible toll on individuals and on...

You saved me: Michelle's story

Michelle and her mum both had a stroke within days of each other. Sadly Michelle lost her mum and after returning home on her own Michelle felt trapped and alone....

A lifeline in lockdown

Retired care worker Patricia was terrified when she had a stroke out of the blue on a bus – just weeks before coronavirus struck. She felt terrified and alone, and...

Daughter braves charity challenge for stroke survivor dad

Kirsty Mack, from Bridge of Allan, conquered Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, for the second time in her life last week. But this time she climbed it from inside her...

One step at a time

When Chris Robinson, 40, suffered a stroke, he was left unable to walk or swallow food. Now, less than two years on, he’s climbing 10 peaks across Scotland in ten...