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Every hour 3 people in Scotland will have a stroke or heart attack. Over the last generation survival rates for stroke, chest and heart conditions have dramatically improved which means that today 1 in 11 people are living with one of these life-changing conditions.
Life-changing conditions can affect every aspect of a person’s life from getting dressed in the morning to socialising with friends, playing sport or getting back to work. Without support, survivors can be left feeling anxious and frustrated about what lies ahead – this can lead to social isolation, anxiety and depression. Those of working age frequently face financial insecurity as stroke survivors are 2 - 3 times as likely to be unemployed 8 years after their stroke. As a charity we don’t just want people to survive - we want to give people the resources, skills and support they need to take their lives back and really start living again.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people of all ages affected by life-changing conditions. Our rehabilitation programmes include: one to one nursing and therapist support; small group work; community lead groups (offering a range of activities from social meet ups to exercise classes); our AdviceLine which is run by specialist nurses; our Hardship Fund which supports those impacted financially by their condition.
There are two ways you can join our team, either as a Charity Assured Place, where you pay the charity a registration donation and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship or as an Own Entry Runner. All runners are valuable to us, so if you chose to run as a Charity Assured Place or as an Own Entry runner, you can be sure that you are helping in the fight against chest, heart and stroke illness.
Together we can beat chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland.
Sign up for a charity place with us today
We offer charity places in all events, to secure your entry we do ask you to make a minimum fundraising pledge;
Want to run with your own place?
We love all our runners, so if you run with an own entry you will still get our full support and CHSS fundraising packs including your technical running t-shirt and fundraising materials. You can let us know during the entry process or email us directly on [email protected]
You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our Charity Runner FAQs.
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If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.
Please click here to view our Charity Runner FAQs