Tim Hollibone interview

What does it mean to you to be named a finalist in the Stroke Awards? 

I am so honoured to have been named a finalist in the 2016 Stroke Awards. I am proud that my fundraising campaign was a success and that it has benefited a cause very close to my heart.

Why is supporting the Stroke Foundation/raising awareness about stroke important to you? 

Raising awareness about stroke is vital as early detection can significantly increase the patient’s chances of making a full recovery. I hope my campaign has raised not just funds but also awareness; I want to prevent other families from going through the difficulties I’ve seen my family struggle with.

What motivated your fundraising to support the stroke community? 

My motivation for supporting the stroke community comes from my grandfather who suffered a stroke two and a half years ago. I have seen first-hand how stroke can severely affect people’s lives, including those who love and care for them.

What do you hope your fundraising will achieve?

I hope my fundraising will lead to increased awareness of how stroke can affect lives, contribute much needed funds to research and prevention, and help provide resources for treatment.

What is one thing you would like people to know about stroke?

The one thing I would like people to know about stroke is how it affects the victim and their extended family; stroke changes the dynamics of someone’s life in an instant. Life as we know is so precious.