Mark gives £1,000 to speech therapists

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A stroke victim has raised £1,000 for the rehabilitation team who helped him learn how to speak again.

Mark Wright (38), a former Holbeach businessman, was left with severe aphasia and apraxia of speech after a stroke in January, which meant he struggled to understand words, sentences and find the right words to express himself.

But, after six weeks of intensive therapy and months of hard work and determination, Mark has retured to work and hosted a charity auction of motorsport memorabilia to collect £2,200 to be split between the Stroke Association and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust’s Assisted Discharge Stroke Services (ADSS) team.

Mark called on contacts through his Holbeach Motorcycle Tyres to collect the auction lots.

He said: “We wanted to say thankyou to the ADSS team. We would have been lost without them.”