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​Local family bake their way to fundraising success

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​Local family bake their way to fundraising success

A mother and daughter from Cleethorpes have presented the Stroke Association with £1,300 of vital funds after hosting a cake sale in their garden.

Christine Richardson, 60, and her daughter, Gemma, were both inspired to host the fundraiser in August after Christine’s husband, John, had a stroke five years ago. John was supported by the Stroke Association throughout his recovery, however sadly he is in now palliative care at home.

Christine said: “We had such a lovely day serving tea and cake to more than 60 guests, who each donated £2.50 as their entry fee. Fortunately I have seven sisters who all bake, so they baked up a storm and their cakes went down brilliantly with our guests. We were also very fortunate to have 80 prizes donated from local businesses, which we used in a raffle and tombola, and also had lots of games on the day.

“We chose to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association to help support other families who have also been affected by stroke. We’re actually planning next year’s event already!”

Joanne Burr, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital we have people like Christine and her family to help raise vital funds. We’re incredibly grateful to her for fundraising for us; the money raised will go a long way in helping to support others who are living with the effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.”

The Stroke Association provides an Information Advice and Support Service and Communication Support Service in North East Lincolnshire, in partnership with NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group. For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.

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  • 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 more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes. 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
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