I WRITE to share the fantastic news about our charity partnership with Royal Mail which has raised a staggering £2 million.

Over the last two years, staff at Royal Mail have been busy raising money for the Stroke Association and every penny was match funded by the company.

Every year there are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year that is around one stroke every five minutes.

Stroke can be devastating. It has a massive and sudden impact and there are more than 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK who are rebuilding their lives after stroke.

Stroke survivors and their families in Wales can find more information on the grants service by visiting our website stroke.org.uk/grants.

As a charity, we rely on voluntary donations, so on behalf of stroke survivors and their loved ones, I would like to say thank you to everyone at Royal Mail for their time, commitment and support.

Together, we can, and will, conquer stroke.

Juliet Bouverie

Chief executive

Stroke Association