A BEREAVED Wee County family, who have been campaigning to review medical advice on strokes, are set to host a fundraising afternoon in June.

People are being invited to join the Bundy family from Tullibody as they host their Sparkling Afternoon Tea at Falkirk Stadium on Sunday, June 2.

It comes as the family prepares to mark one year since the sudden death of Tony Bundy, who passed away following a stroke last June.

Since the death of Tony, and as reported in the Advertiser recently, the Bundys have been urging the Scottish Government to make urgent changes to how strokes are detected.

At the event, set to go ahead from 2.30pm on the day to raise more funds for the Stroke Association, family members are hoping to welcome as many people as possible to support the good cause.

Selena Bundy, wife of late Tony, said: “Life has been tough since the death of my husband.

“We believe his condition was not picked up using routine tests.

“We have been campaigning hard on this issue, and we hope to see positive change to help people displaying the lesser-known signs of stroke, to stop this tragedy happening to others.

“We’d love you to come along, to help in our awareness and fundraising efforts and support your local community.”

When Tony’s stroke started, his face, arms, and speech were unaffected, meaning that his FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) test was negative.

However, the family of the usually fit and healthy 53-year-old said he "lost his balance, his eyes were struggling to focus and he was throwing up".

The family previously explained that while they raised concerns that it could be a stroke, because his FAST test was negative, he was left in a corridor within a hospital department for more than five hours before his fatal stroke struck.

They have since called for a review of the FAST stroke campaign to ensure that it includes all symptoms of a potential stroke including the inability to stand, cold sweats, eyes struggling to focus, slowed speech, nausea and vomiting.

It is understood that after a recent meeting with MSP Neil Gray, a review of the advice is going to take place.

And despite the devastating circumstances, the family has been keen to do something positive by raising funds for the Stroke Association since Tony passed away.

Andrea Watt, relationship fundraiser in Scotland for the Stroke Association, highlighted that stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in Scotland and is a leading cause of disability.

She said: “We are thrilled with the fundraising efforts the Bundy family has made, totalling a healthy sum, in such sad circumstances.

“The funds which are raised from this event will go towards research into new treatments for stroke, campaigning activities to support stroke improvements and to help people affected by stroke to get back to life again.”

Visit tinyurl.com/mvw6ufdt for tickets to the event, set at £25.