Give a hand in Peterborough to help Stroke Association

Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk
Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

The Stroke Association’s Communication Support group in Peterborough is challenging people across the East of England to ‘Give a Hand’ to the Stroke Association.

On Tuesday 27 October from 2pm to 4pm the group will host a ‘Give a Hand’ afternoon, challenging local residents to take part in one-handed activities like biscuit icing, colouring, and sandwich making.

The charity’s fundraising initiative ‘Give a Hand’ will see people across the UK complete an everyday activity using the hand they wouldn’t normally use from October 26 to November 1.

Hannah Longlands, Communication Support Coordinator at the Stroke Association, said: “A stroke strikes in an instant but its effects can last a lifetime. Three quarters of stroke survivors lose the use of one of their hands. Often people affected by stroke have to re-learn to do the things they’ve always done – using their other hand. The Stroke Association supports people through this rehabilitation.

“We’re calling on local residents to come along to our ‘Give a Hand’ afternoon to help raise awareness and vital funds for the Stroke Association. We have organised some fun ‘challenge stations’ which people can pay a small donation to take part in, and there will also be refreshments available. By taking part and raising funds for the Stroke Association, we can help more people to conquer stroke.”

The ‘Give a Hand’ afternoon will be held at, Quaker Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AB. For more information about the afternoon, please contact Hannah Longlands on 01572 757087 or email Hannah.Longlands@stroke.org.uk