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Spalding craft and gift fair will raise funds for brain injury charity Headway




After losing her husband to a sudden stroke, Sue Stroud is working to raise awareness of a charity that supports people after a brain injury.

She has spent the past few months putting together a craft and gift fair to support the charity Headway. It will be held at the South Holland Centre in Spalding, on Saturday, November 23, from 10am until 4pm.

Sue (69), from Whaplode, said: "I lost my husband, Peter (71), in February. He had a massive stroke.

Sue Stroud, who is organising the craft and gift fair for charity Headway.
Sue Stroud, who is organising the craft and gift fair for charity Headway.

"I later got in touch with Headway. They are based in Cambridge but do so much for people in this area and I wanted to support them.

"I have always supported the air ambulance, deaf children and the heart foundation and I spoke to Headway to see how I could help them."

Great grandmother Sue, who makes her own table decoration crafts and decorative wreaths, has had support from generous businesses in and around Spalding who have donated prizes for the raffle at the craft and gift fair.

Headway supporter, Sir John Hayes, will be opening the craft and gift fair.
Headway supporter, Sir John Hayes, will be opening the craft and gift fair.

She said: "Welland Print have done a colour craft magazine free of charge and Adam's the Butchers are donating a pork pie with the words Headway on it.

"M & Co are holding a fashion show on November 8 with the money raised going to Headway."

Tickets for the fashion show cost £5 and are available in store.

Those are just some of the businesses that have got involved.

Sue worked at Bakkavor for many years and met Peter, her second husband, while working there. They were together for 15 years.

MP for South Holland and the Deepings, Sir John Hayes, who is a supporter of the charity Headway, will be opening the craft and gift fair.

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