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Crewe Golf Club raises over £7,000 for the Stroke Association

Press release   •   Mar 29, 2016 12:16 BST

Crewe Golf Club has raised £7,380 for the Stroke Association after holding a series of fundraising events for the charity.

The Golf Club was inspired to raise funds for the Stroke Association after a club member, Phillip Cummins, had a stroke in October 2014 at the age of 45. Phillip lost his ability to walk and experienced slight communication difficulties as a result of his stroke. After intensive rehabilitation, Phillip gradually starting regaining his speech and began taking his first steps to recovery.

Crewe Golf Club has held numerous fundraising events throughout the year in support of the Stroke Association, including silent auctions, collection boxes and raffles, with many generous donations of prizes to ensure that they were all successful.

Greg Stenson, Club Captain at Crewe Golf Club, said: “Not long after we heard the sad news about Phillip’s stroke, another member of the Golf Club was struck down by the same condition.

“I’ve seen first-hand how important it is for someone to act fast when stroke symptoms appear, so I’m keen to raise as much awareness as I can. The Stroke Association is an incredible charity and provides invaluable support to stroke survivors and their families. I am so grateful to all of our club members and friends and family for their generosity and support.”

Rebecca Owen, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “Without the efforts of fundraisers like the members of Crewe Golf Club, we wouldn’t be able to support the 42,000 people in the North West who are currently living with the devastating effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.”

For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the Helpline on 0303 3033 100.

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk