What we do

Our commitment to New Zealand


The Stroke Foundation is the national organisation devoted to supporting those affected by stroke, and helping all New Zealanders keep safe from stroke.

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Stroke is New Zealand’s second single biggest killer and the leading cause of serious adult disability. Each year, over 10,000 strokes are experienced - that’s more than one every hour.  And research shows us that over the next decade, the number of people experiencing stroke will rise by 40%.

The Stroke Foundation is the national charity in New Zealand solely dedicated to the prevention of and recovery from stroke. For over 40 years, we have actively promoted ways to avoid stroke and dedicated ourselves to working closely with stroke survivors, their family / whānau and carers.

New Zealanders' generosity will enable us to help thousands of people affected by stroke this year; providing them with critical services to ensure the best possible outcomes.

75% of strokes are preventable, so we will continue our vital awareness campaigns and health promotion programmes – saving thousands of lives.



We work to prevent stroke, improve outcomes, and save lives.



With your help we’re committed to creating a New Zealand where:

significant steps are taken to reduce the number of strokes

everyone understands and responds to key risk factors

and anyone affected by stroke is supported and empowered.




Please help us today

Stroke devastates lives. 
Help us rebuild the lives of New Zealanders who experience the impact of stroke. Together, we can give them hope.