Financial support for stroke advisory group

The presentation at Fraserburgh
The presentation at Fraserburgh

The North East Stroke Advisory Group, currently undertaking a Change of Scene course at North East Scotland College, has received £260 from a local fundraiser.

The cheque was presented by Avril Reid who raised a total of £1,300 through the sale of calendars entitled ‘Fraserburgh-Photos Through The Years’.

Brenda Wallace, one of the founders of the group, said: “We will use this money towards funding new equipment for stroke survivors those with brain injuries - it really is very welcome.

“We are working hard to promote the group to all local communities. In fact, as part of the ‘Change of Scene’ course, we are working on creating a DVD on the difficulties in trying to get back into training, education and work after brain injuries. The DVD will be used to promote the group and to spread the word via local GP surgeries.”

Established in January last year the group provides support and advice for individuals who have brain injuries.

It meets to discuss a variety of topics such as disabilities, work related issues, housing and benefits issues, signposting to other agencies and help to find access to college courses in order to improve their quality of life and employability.

Jennifer Fordyce, community development manager for North East Scotland College, commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with the group to help them achieve their goal. They are all very inspirational and determined people who will succeed with this course.”

The group meets every second Friday at Fraserburgh Hospital on thw town’s Lochpots Roadfrom 2pm – 4pm.

For further informationcontact Brenda Wallace on 07507 013749 or Wendy Mutch on 07591 648780 or email northeaststrokeadvisoryservice@yahoo.co.uk