Welcome to March, firstly I just give a very special mention to a lady who lived near me and was a pillar in the local community, Mrs Dorothy Mason, unfortunately Dorothy had a small stroke in 2020 and she was a regular member of our group and drop in until COVID struck and we were forced to go on line and adapt with technology which was a setback but us stroke survivors we always find a way. I remember like it was yesterday that Dorothy felt she was unworthy of our help, support, guidance, advice and ultimately HOPE because she only had a “Small Stroke” and that it hadn’t really impacted her at all compared to others in our group. We explained that it didnt matter, the stroke is not based on a game of top trumps, where someone is faster than another or indeed has more wealth, we are all unique and the power of help and support is something that I will never be afraid of giving. However towards the end of February, Dorothy had a bleed, a haemorrhagic stroke and this time, she was called back to the wonderful world of heaven, yes the almighty one has got himself another angel. Rest easy Mrs Mason ? ? Yes it is upsetting but at the same time I am honoured to have known her and her husband Tony and that we as a group were able to help her a little at the time she needed our support. Pic: St Phillips, Cheadle
Also now is time to give a huge shout out to BNI Vision and in particularly Ms Rebecca “Tarrantino” Moloney who took part in a whit collar boxing match raising awareness and funds for our charity, well Rebecca topped £2500 for her efforts and the money gratefully received will ensure we can help more and more people like Dorothy for years to come. ? ?? Thanks Rebecca x
Which brings me to mention fundraising in general, the goal is to raise as much as possible where we can offer the stroke survivor a sense of worth once more and if we can employ them or give them. sense of purpose, finding value once again so in April we have Marta and Mike taking part in the Manchester Marathon https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/adidasMCR23 if you would like to sponsor them and support us supporting others. Then in May we have the barmy Damon Carroll, Simon Dawson, Andy Birchenough and Dan Smith are travelling from Hartlepool FC all the way to Edgeley Park, the home of Stockport County by push bike in time to make the game of football between Stockport and Hartlepool and the unveiling of the iconic Danny Bergara statue https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Strek is the link for this quest……the funds for this will be split equally between Mentell a mens metal health charity also from Stockport, ourselves and the Danny Bergara statue fund.
Also would like to reach out to Andy from the Wirral who joined in our Zoom on Monday 27th 2023 and Chas who got in touch via Gordon one of our patrons, hope some of the information helps you both.
27th March 2023, just want to thank Mrs A Trigg from IOW who kindly donated a cheque for £100.00 thank you so much as this will enable us to reach more people impacted by Stroke and combined with the next donation from Probus this will it cover the cost to use the Zoom facility that we use for the year ahead. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Over Peover Mainwaring Probus Club and in particular to the chaps who had to endure my awareness session this morning and were extremely complimentary on the delivery and the subject matter and their kind donation of £75.00 will also contribute to this expenditure. Thank you everso kindly and should you know anyone interested in having us down to give one of our awareness talks, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank You