Hastings Direct

A helping hand for … StrokeSupport-uk

17th October 2012

Hastings Direct's Community Programme Supports StrokeSupport-UK

Hastings Direct's community programme — A Helping Hand — is supporting StrokeSupport-UK by donating £100 to assist raising awareness.

Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand makes financial, professional and physical support available to the local community. Each month Hastings is able to offer either professional support from its 1,300+ staff, or physical support with team building days. In addition, Hastings has made a small monthly grant available to support local funding.

StrokeSupport-UK is a new group run by stroke survivor volunteers for stroke survivors in the Bexhill catchment area. The aim of the group is to share experiences and gain more knowledge about the effects of a stroke, recognising that unless you have had a stroke, you will never fully appreciate the impact it has on family, friends and work life.

Paul Frost, StrokeSupport-UK regional co-ordinator: "On behalf of Strokesupport-uk we would just like to say, a huge thank you to Hastings Direct for supporting our group with this donation. It will allow us to help stroke survivors start to overcome the devastation a stroke brings to them and their family life.

Jay Wootten, chair, A Helping Hand: "We are happy to help this very worthwhile course. Having a support network for stroke survivors is key to their rehabilitation, as it offers every kind of support from just listening to help with financial issues."

If you know of a local organisation in need of A Helping Hand, please email jaywootten@hastingsdirect.com for an application form.

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