Join Rosaleen and Joe Corr in TeamStroke and volunteer at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

19 April 2019

Join Rosaleen and Joe Corr in TeamStroke and volunteer at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

Join Rosaleen and Joe Corr in #TeamStroke and volunteer at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 5 May

Rosaleen Aged 75 and Joe aged 78, live in Whiteabbey and have been dedicated supporters of the Stroke Association for many years. On marathon day the enthusiastic couple will be found located at the iconic ‘Big Fish’ on Donegal Quay near the Albert Bridge, looking after one of the many essential water stations positioned throughout the 26.2 miles of the new marathon course.


It’s a real family effort with Rosaleen and Joe’s whole family taking part in the marathon. Daughters

Katharine, Roisin and Anna are tackling the full distance event and their two sons are travelling from Scotland to enjoy the events with their families.


Rosaleen says, “We’ve wanted to help and get involved to support people rebuilding their lives after stroke, since our daughter Anna had a stroke in 2002. That day her whole life changed and so did ours.

Our daughter Anna had a stroke whilst on holiday in Canada. It was the day after her 32nd birthday.

I’ll always remember Anna describing living with the effects of the stroke as, her whole filing cabinet was so mixed up, that she didn’t even know who she was.”

“We volunteer at all sorts of Stroke Association events such as the charity’s ‘Step Out’ events, now starting again on 12 May in Armagh, and their annual ‘Resolution Run’.”

“With nearly our whole family either running or walking in the marathon on 5 May, Joe and I both knew we needed to get involved in our own way and manning one of the water stations sounded like just the job for us. At least we won’t be thirsty”

“We’ve got a whole gang to come out with us. Family members, friends and anyone we know that knows Anna’s story. We’re all signed up and we’re going to a training day soon organised by Volunteer Now. We’re really looking forward to it!”

“I’d like to encourage everyone to consider signing up to be a volunteer for the Stroke Association on marathon day.  The atmosphere is going to be fantastic.”


Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives.  Help us rebuild them. Get in touch today and volunteer and support people rebuilding their lives after stroke.


The Stroke Association is a charity and is here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke and it’s a team effort to get there.

If you or someone you know has been affected by stroke, call our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email

For more information about the Stroke Association or to access sources of support, visit the Stroke Association website at