"Sip for Stroke" ask for your help
NATIONAL charity, Stroke Association, are asking for volunteers to host a "Sip for Stroke" event to raise money to support stroke survivors.
In the South West there are nearly 120,000 people living with the affects that a stroke leaves its victims with.
The Stroke Association, the UK’s only national charity dedicated to fighting stroke and supporting survivors, has launched its call for volunteers to host Sip for Stroke events across Somerset.
At least two out of five stroke survivors struggle with swallowing, particularly in the early stages of their rehabilitation.
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This means that everyday things such as enjoying a cup of tea or a slice of cake become another challenge in the patient’s recovery.
Essential funds raised at Sip for Stroke events ensure that the Stroke Association can continue its work supporting stroke survivors and their families.
Phil Cheetham, who suffered a stroke, said: “When I first had my stroke I could not swallow tea at all, let alone make it.
"However, I received lots of support and my swallowing is almost normal, drinking tea is now a pleasure.
"I am so grateful to the Stroke Association for everything they did for me.
"Sip for Stroke events are a great way to raise awareness of and money for this special cause.”
Ruth Dunkin, community and events fundraising manager for the Stroke Association said: “Sip for Stroke parties come in all shapes and sizes, you can host them in schools, clubs, pubs or at home.
"Some people like to have themed events like a Japanese tea ceremony or a ‘50 shades of Earl Grey’ tea tasting.
"We even know of a tea party happening at an air base in Afghanistan.
"The important thing is to have fun with while helping to raise much needed funds for our work and awareness about stroke.”
Information packs about how to get involved and organise a Sip for Stroke event are available.
Packs include fundraising ideas, recipes, invitations for guests and posters to publicise events.
The packs are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0117 953 1200 or visiting www.stroke.org.uk/sip.
Will you be holding a Sip for Stroke event? Email the details on email@example.com