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03 Jan 2017
 

October 2014
AGM of the Shetland Stroke Support Group on the evening of Thursday 16th of October. David Clark, Chief Executive of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland travelled up to Shetland to attend, and is pictured in the centre of the front row holding the FAST poster.

Back row Dorothy Storey (SSSG Secretary) and Caroline Leslie (SSSG Chairperson). Front row Jack Harcus (group member), David Clark (CHSS Chief Executive) and Colin Wiseman (group member).

June 2014
425, raised by Robert McDowell by running in the Belfast Marathon earlier in 2014 is presented to the Shetland Stroke Support Group by his aunty Mary Goodall who, having had a stroke, has appreciated the support given to her by the group.

Picture (left to right):-
Dorothy Storey, Caroline Leslie, Philomena Leask (seated), Mary Goodall (presenter of the cheque)

Photo by Craig SimIn September 2013 the Shetland Stroke Support Group (SSSG) as presented with a cheque from 'the birthday girls' who asked for donations to charity instead of receiving presents. The money raised was divided equally between SSSG and the Callum Younger Reach Fund. 


The Shetland Stroke Support Group (SSSG) were presented with donations at their monthly meeting in Market House.

The first cheque was from Mrs Philomena Leask for 400, made up of a personal donation of 200, matched by Lerwick Fish Traders. Her sister Mary was a manager with LFT for 25 years before she suffered a stroke, she also attended the presentation.

The second cheque for 75 was from Mrs June Ross-Smith following the funeral of her husband Stanley Ross-Smith who was an active member of the stroke group, and the final cheque for 615 was presented by Mr Eric Peterson representing the family of the late George Peterson, who was also an active group member.  

Pictured with them are Trevor Scantlebury (SSSG Treasurer), and Alan Rose (SSSG Chairman).

Photo left to right:- Philomena Leask, Trevor Scantlebury, June Ross-Smith, Alan Rose and Eric Peterson


Ann Anderson (centre) donated 1000 to the Shetland Stroke Support Group, in memory of her late partner Laurence Henderson, from the Skerries.  The cheque was gratefully recieved on behalf of the group by Jane Astles and Dorothy StoreyAnn Anderson (centre) donated 1000 to the Shetland Stroke Support Group, in memory of her late partner Laurence Henderson, from the Skerries. The cheque was gratefully received on behalf of the group by Jane Astles and Dorothy Storey


Sharon Lawrence is presenting a cheque to Jane Astles and Trevor Scantlebury for 1200, she raised the money by taking part in the Great North Run in NewcastleSharon Lawrence is presenting a cheque to Jane Astles and Trevor Scantlebury for 1200, she raised the money by taking part in the Great North Run in Newcastle


The September meeting at Market House


Sharon Lawrence (r) presenting her cheque to Jane Astles (l) for the 710 she raised by running in the Newcastle Great North Run in September


Linda Morrow from CHSS handing over the Affiliated Group Pack


Following the culmination of The Shetland Times "Local" Dream League, cheques were presented to local charities. Alan Catterall, SSSG Chairman is pictured (front right) with the cheque he received on behalf of the group for 450.


Helen Anderson from Shetland works as an Occupational Therapist in Edinburgh and her partner Owen Johnson, a graphic designer from New Zealand, ran in the 2005 Edinburgh marathon. The couple are pictured presenting the money raised to members of the Shetland Stroke Support Group.

The pictures shows (left to right) Rev Alan Catterall (group chairman), committee member Brian Moulder (seated), Dorothy Storey (group secretary and Stroke Liaison Nurse), Helen Anderson and Owen Johnson.

A total of 660 was raised, and this money will be used for printing a stroke information booklet for patients. We hope to produce the booklet in a ring binder, with plastic coated pages, for ease of use by stroke patients, and also on pale blue paper so that it is easier for people to read who have communication problems following stroke. We have done a lot of work on this so far, so it's great to have the money to fund this project.


Rhona Summers SSSG Committee member is pictured, (back row 2nd from the right) at the Shetland Rotary Club Cheese and Wine evening in the Town Hall in May 2005, where she received a cheque on behalf of the SSSG for 1,000.


Photo by Jim NicolsonThe Shetland Stroke Support group had a stall at the Toll Clock Shopping Centre in Lerwick, in October 2004 during stroke awareness week. A word search was available with a basket of fruit going to the first correct entry drawn after the event.

Information leaflets were given out about stroke prevention and healthy eating, and the stroke group was promoted.