Stroke charity wins supermarket vote

A NAILSEA supermarket has donated �675 to the town’s Stroke Survivors Club after hearing how it helped a customer and her husband.

Staff at Nailsea Waitrose presented the cash to the charity from its Community Matters Scheme, which sees customers voting for their favourite organisations every month.

Nailsea resident Maureen Harrison nominated the group because it helped her husband Peter rebuild his confidence and communication skills and enabled him to make new friends following a stroke.

Club chairman Tom Dear said: “Our group is led by volunteers so this donation is a very welcome boost.

“We’ll spend the money on a variety of activities and outings for the members, some of whom live on their own and find meeting others who are going through similar experiences is really helpful.”

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He added the group is looking for new volunteers and members who can find out more by contacting him on 07961 029036 or Janet Strang on 07717 275820.

The Stroke Survivors Club runs alongside a fortnightly Stroke Association Communication Support Service to enable members to meet, share experiences and have fun.

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