A KIND-HEARTED nurse from Paisley is set to run her first 10K race to raise money for stroke survivors.

Demi-lee Mccullough works as a bank nurse at Royal Alexandra Hospital and her line of work has opened her eyes to the devastating impact a stroke can have on the person affected, and their family and friends.

The run, in aid of the Stroke Association, will take place on April 29 and the 20-year-old plans to run from her home to Pollok.

Demi-lee said: “What I notice most about the effects of a person’s stroke, is how much it takes away from the person who has it. 

"I see how resilient people have to be to recover. Families of loved ones need support too.

"I’ve seen many elderly husbands and wives coming in to see their other halves, sitting with them for hours as they eagerly wait for their husband or wife to be discharged home. But it takes far too long for this to happen.

“I am running for the Stroke Association because I want to raise awareness of stroke, and call for more support for the families of stroke survivors.”

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Although she's never run a 10K before, Demi-lee is excited and said she will be thinking of all the stroke survivors she has cared for "with each stride along the way".

Andrea Watt, relationship fundraiser in Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to see Demi-lee’s passion towards improving stroke care. We also believe support for family members of stroke survivors is vital.

"The funds Demi-lee raises will go towards preventing stroke and helping people rebuild their lives after stroke.”