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£310raised of £200 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £310 to support the Sing Out for Stroke Singing Group (1066) set up by the Stroke Association.

    south east sussex
    Funded on Saturday, 21st October 2017

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    Story

    My stroke

    I had a stroke on 13 May 2015, I was 56. Prior to stroke I was active and fit, so it can happen to anyone! In my case, the reason was because my heart was not beating properly and blood clots formed. Having had a stressful day, my blood pressure went high, sending blood clot(s) to my brain. I could not walk, talk or use my hands. Through support from the Stroke Association, family and friends and a lot of determination, I have made a remarkable recovery and even ride my motorbike again! I attend the 'Sing Out for Stroke' singing group which helps me enormously with my speech. It also makes me feel happy.

    The group(s)

    The funding secured by the Stroke Association ran out and we all wanted/needed the group to continue as it helps so many of us stroke survivors. I have therefore taken on the role of Chairwoman of the Befrienders of the Stroke Singing Group (1066), nicknamed BOSS, and am working hard, with a great team, to raise funds to keep the singing group running. Both Sing Out for Stroke and BOSS are local groups attended by stroke survivors and their carers and we are of all ages. The Stroke Association still support us enormously with promotional items, courses, advice and essentially support from staff (Marie, Chris, Kim, Emma).

    Indoor (gym) triathlon

    With the amazing help from my friend Bob and Chris Cooley, I have been training to do an indoor triathlon at Battle Sports Centre, which is my regular gym. I have been working to Bob and Chris' training plan for me and will be doing the triathlon on 22 October 2017. I will be rowing (rowing machine) for 2.5 miles (4km), cycling (exercise bike) 9.3 miles (15km) and running (treadmill) 3 miles (5km). So I could do this challenge, I learnt to run again, which was no mean feat!

    In memory of Chris Cooley

    I now find myself rewriting this page as sadly Chris recently passed away (September 2017). Chris was inspirational, brave, funny, kind and very caring and she is, and will continue to be, sadly missed by all who know and love her. I dedicate this gym triathlon, and any future ones I do, to the memory of lovely Chris.

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    • Carol Boydell9 months ago
      Carol Boydell

      Carol Boydell

      9 months ago
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    • Carol Boydell9 months ago
      Carol Boydell

      Carol Boydell

      9 months ago

      Thank you so much for all the support, I cant believe how generous you all are! Thank you from myself and fellow group members. The rowing machine and exercise bike disciplines are going well, but the treadmill not! Its because my heart rate goes too high! I need to run 5k but have only managed 3k max. Am going to put in some extra training, so hopefully that will help. May also do the run first, as I find the cycling and rowing a bit easier. Thanks again all you lovely people! Carolxx

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    Page last updated on: 10/30/2017 10:06 AM

    Supporters

    17

    • Noreen Carroll

      Noreen Carroll

      Oct 15, 2017

      All the best carol xxxx

      £10.00

    • Donna Boydell

      Donna Boydell

      Oct 15, 2017

      So proud of you mummy! You have done amazingly!!! Love you so much xxx your LMS xxx Larry Matthew and Samuel xxc

      £30.00

    • g leigh

      g leigh

      Oct 11, 2017

      Good luck you will smash this xx

      £20.00

    • Untie Anne

      Untie Anne

      Oct 9, 2017

      So so proud of you and what you are doing,good luck on the 22rd oct I know you can do it xxxxxxxxx

      £30.00

    • Carrie Dawson

      Carrie Dawson

      Oct 9, 2017

      What an inspiration you truly are!!! So privileged to know you.Good luck. Love Gav, Carrie and Maiya. Xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 8, 2017

      Go for it girl, you deserve to succeed. xx

      £25.00

    • Judith Warren

      Judith Warren

      Oct 8, 2017

      £20.00

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