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​Leeds stroke group celebrates ten years of vital support for stroke survivors

Press release   •   Nov 07, 2019 11:48 GMT

Roundhay Stroke Support Club is celebrating ten years of helping stroke survivors to rebuild their lives.

Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 pm-3:30pm at Oakwood Church on Springwood Road, Roundhay Stroke Support Club welcomes anyone who has had a stroke, along with their family and carers.

The group aims to give stroke survivors help and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere, along with the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation and help people regain their confidence.

Roundhay Stroke Support Club was formed in 2009 for stroke survivors in Leeds to get back to the community, once they had been supported through their recovery by the Stroke Association’s Communication Support Service. Now the group is an independent, self-financing club affiliated to the Stroke Association with 15 members and 13 volunteers, many who have also been affected by a stroke.

Jon Hart, Chair of Roundhay Stroke Support Club, said: “It’s vital that stroke survivors have support throughout their recovery, and the group is a lifeline for many people in the Leeds community. The group has helped many stroke survivors throughout their recovery by enabling them to share their stories and experiences, and chat to other people in a similar situation.

“Our group welcomes anyone who has had a stroke, along with their partner or carer if they wish. We’re always looking for new members to join in, and anyone interested in getting involved is welcome to get in touch.”

Grace Feeney, Volunteering and Community Officer at the Stroke Association, said: “This special anniversary is testament to the difference Roundhay Stroke Support Club makes every day to the lives of stroke survivors and their families. We really appreciate the important role of our clubs and groups, and the vital work they do in their local communities.”

For more details about Roundhay Stroke Support Club contact Jon Hart 0113 240 1445 or email jhart.jon@gmail.com

For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk  

  • Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK and it changes lives in an instant.
  • The Stroke Association is a charity working across the UK to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. From local support services and groups, to online information and support, anyone affected by stroke can visit stroke.org.uk or call our dedicated Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 to find out about support available locally.
  • Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our supporters. With more donations and support, we can help rebuild even more lives.
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