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Top comedians support Stoke Association campaign
10:20am Sunday 11th May 2014 in Local
SOME of the nations top comedians are taking part in new campaign for a charity with town headquarters.
Top comedians including Paul O’Grady, Mel Giedroyc and one-liner king Tim Vine are among those backing the Stroke Association's Not Just a Funny Turn Campaign, organised during Action on Stroke Month.
The association's headquarters, the multi-million pound Life After Stroke Centre, is based in Church Lane, Bromsgrove.
A new video is being released to highlight the campaign, showing the famous faces sharing their favourite jokes.
The campaign is about raising awareness about mini-strokes and that thousands of people put themselves at risk by dismissing their symptoms as "just a funny turn".
If mini-strokes are treated in time around 10,000 strokes could be prevented annually, and the NHS and care services could save more than £200m.
To view the video, or for more details, visit stroke.org.uk/tia.
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