Newry stroke survivors help ‘Make May Purple’ for Stroke

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Newry stroke survivors help Make May Purple for StrokeThe Stroke Association’s Newry Voluntary Group recently came together to celebrate Make May Purple and is calling on local people from across Newry to consider volunteering for the charity. Make May Purple is the Stroke Association’s annual awareness month. Friends, families and communities were invited to show their support for people who have been affected by stroke.
  The Newry Voluntary Group is a peer support group run by volunteers for anyone affected by stroke in the local area. The Newry Voluntary Group meets on Wednesdays in Sean Holywood Arts Centre, Newry between 11.00am – 1.00pm.
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Go For It March 2017Mark Dyer, Community Development and Partnerships Manager at the Stroke Association said, “We rely on volunteers to help us provide valuable support to the stroke survivors that attend the group in Newry. Volunteers at the group will assist members during activity and social events, listen to and support group members and help to promote the charity’s services in the local area.
  “If this sounds like something you would enjoy please get in touch with the local team, we would love to hear from you! “We are also looking for new members for the group. If you have been affected by stroke and would like to learn new skills, regain confidence and socialise with other individuals who have had similar experiences – this might be the group for you.
  He added, “Our Voluntary Groups provide a friendly environment where people affected by stroke can receive the information, support and help they need.” There are more than 4,000 strokes in Northern Ireland each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes. There are over 35,000 people living in Northern Ireland with the effects of stroke. The Stroke Association provides Stroke Recovery Services across Newry.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertFor more information on these services, or to enquire about joining or volunteering at the Newry group, contact the NI office on ni@stroke.org.uk or call 028 9050 8020.

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