Rovers partner with stroke awareness charity

Tranmere Rovers Football Club have teamed up with a stroke awareness charity to raise funds for facilities to help people living with the neurological disorder.

‘A Stroke of Luck’ (ASL) was founded by stroke survivor Craig Pankhurst in May this year and, through an online platform, aims to match stroke survivors with local fitness professionals as physical training can improve their life post-stroke.

Tranmere managing director Dawn Tolcher explained: “A Stroke of Luck focuses on bringing together fitness professionals and stroke survivors to implement tailored exercise programmes to increase the mental and physical wellbeing of the survivor.

"Tranmere Rovers are delighted to enter a partnership and together we will help support stroke survivors across the UK."

A former international swimmer, Craig has a background in health and fitness and this, coupled with surviving his stroke in 2018, led him to start the charity.

Craig says that ASL are passionate about working in strategic partnerships with organisations who are able to offer tangible support to survivors.

Craig said: "We are absolutely delighted that Tranmere Rovers has seen the benefits A Stroke of Luck will be providing to survivors.

"Their level of support is incredible including providing the opportunity to use their fitness facilities, driving income generation, co-branding merchandise, and advertising the charity pitchside."

To mark Rovers linking up with A Stroke of Luck, the charity’s wristbands will be available to purchase prior to the home fixture against Gillingham on Saturday at Prenton Park. Stroke survivors, fitness professionals, or anyone who would like to support A Stroke of Luck, can register their details at more details, contact