Spalding Stroke Group in plea for volunteers

Spalding Stroke Group meets at Johnson Community Hospital.
Spalding Stroke Group meets at Johnson Community Hospital.
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Spalding Stroke Group is seeking volunteers to help people rebuild their lives following a stroke.

The group was created in partnership with the Stroke Association and is run by volunteers.

Without the support of local volunteers, we couldn’t be there for people who need help through one of the most difficult and frightening periods of their lives.

Maria DeGiorgio

Maria DeGiorgio, community development and partnership manager at The Stroke Association, said: “We have around 20 group members of different ages and backgrounds who all have one thing in common – they’re stroke survivors.

“The condition can be absolutely devastating, but with the right help and support, people can make fantastic recoveries, and that’s what the group’s all about.

“There’s a range of activities including outings and meals, games and quizzes.

“We’d love to see more volunteers from the area come along and join us at our group. We’re particularly looking for a group chairperson to help lead the committee.

“Support from Spalding Stroke Group can make a real difference to a stroke survivor’s recovery and mental wellbeing. A recent report by the Nuffield Trust found that attending a Stroke Association voluntary group can help people feel less lonely and more confident after a stroke.

“Without the support of local volunteers, we couldn’t be there for people who need help through one of the most difficult and frightening periods of their lives.”

The group meets fortnightly on Fridays from 12-2pm at Johnson Community Hospital.

• To find out more please call Maria on 0115 871 2466.