Success After Stroke has two main biennial fundraising events.  The Carol Service, held at the Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and the BrushStroke art exhibition held at St. Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury.

In addition, we hold smaller events from time to time, often inspired by the members, their families and our volunteers.  Examples include; climbing Mount Kenya, a charity football match, fun runs and the proceeds from refreshments at an open garden event.


Upcoming Events

Carols by Candlelight

We do hope you will be able to come to this popular event. Tickets sell out quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment as tickets will not be available on the door.  To book tickets please read the ‘Future Contact’ statement and use the form below.  Thank you.

Carols by Candlelight
with the choir
St John’s Voices
University of Cambridge
Tuesday 4th December 2018
at 7.00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk
Adults £18.00 / Children £7.50 (5 – 12 years)
No children under five years please

Future Contact

Due to the new data protection laws (GDPR), we are required to confirm that you would like to continue receiving invitations to our future fundraising events.

When you book your tickets online, please use the ‘create a wallet’ function and tick the relevant boxes in ‘Tyg Wallet consent’ to receive invitations to future SAS fundraising events. We only hold your contact details on our database with no financial or other information. You can have your data removed at any time by emailing

To book tickets online please use the form below.

You will be taken to our ticketing website operated by our agent TYG Ticketing. The data you provide when booking your tickets online belongs to SAS and will not be passed on to any third party.


If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please click on the Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving icons on the home page or the donate button at the top of the page.

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Previous Events

BrushStroke 2018

The fabulous BrushStroke Exhibition has now closed.  We do not yet have an idea of the amount raised, but sales were excellent and the exhibition looked fantastic.  Our grateful thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the exhibition, the proceeds will be put to very good use supporting stroke survivors to make the best of their lives.

Royal Parks Half Marathon, Sunday 8th October, 2017

Tom Lindsay, Lavinia Phipson, Luke Boase, Laura Hedley and David Power gave up their Sunday to run in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on the 8th October, 2017 and raised in excess of £3,000 for Success After Stroke.  We would like to thank the team and say how grateful we are for their efforts and to all those who have sponsored them.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon course passed through four of the eight London Royal Parks; Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.  If you would like to show your support to the team, please donate to Success After Stroke by clicking on the Virgin Moneygiving donation button or by cheque, payable to Success After Stroke and post to Success After Stroke, The Stevenson Centre, Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0WD. Thank you to the runners who gave up their time to raise money for Success After Stroke and to all those who sponsored them. 

Garden Open

Geoff, a member of Success After Stroke, and his wife Sue recently opened their garden in Lavenham for the National Open Garden Scheme.  Proceeds from the sale of refreshments, in excess of £400.00, have been donated to Success After Stroke.  The weather was kind and the garden beautiful,  Geoff and Sue clearly put in a great deal of hard work.  A huge thank you to both Geoff and Sue, together the band of volunteers who baked, sold refreshments, cleared tables and washed-up.  Also, to everyone who came along and made the day so successful.

Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford

In December 2016, Success After Stroke held its popular biennial fundraising event, Carols by Candlelight. The event was, as usual, a sell-out and the audience was captivated by music from the Ely Cathedral Choir, readings and poems.

Success After Stroke would like to thank The Rev’d Matthew Lawson and Patrick and Jane Kohler of The Holy Trinity Church, all those who gave up their time, sponsored pages in the programme, bought tickets or who donated on the evening to make this a remarkably successful event. Thank you.

The next Carol Service will be held in December 2018.

BrushStroke Art Exhibition

Our third BrushStroke Art Exhibition was held at St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury between the 29th February and 10th March, 2016.  It was a huge success and we would like to thank the organising committee, volunteers and all who worked tirelessly to produce such an amazing show.  We would also like to thank all the artists, including members, who provided, and in some cases donated, their work to the exhibition.

The next BrushStroke exhibition will be held in the Spring of 2018.