Haslemere Stroke group opens the books at AGM

HASLEMERE Stroke Club, which meets in the Holy Cross Hospital every Wednesday, held its annual meeting recently and reported a healthy bank balance.

The members who come from private homes or care homes around the area were joined by friends and supporters of the club including representatives of Age Concern, soon to be renamed The Orchard Club, and the town council, past chairman and committee members and the speech therapist .

The chairman, Sarah Fairbairn, welcomed everyone and gave a run down of all that had happened during the last year at the club whose principle aim is companionship and group physiotherapy but also to hear speakers and go for outings and a summer lunch, this year held in Sarah’s garden.

She explained that for various reasons membership was slightly down, but there were hopes of new members coming.

Financially it had been a wonderful year for donations, which had topped £3000, most of which the club was allowed to use for running expenses rather than capital outlay.

Much had come from the Community Foundation for Surrey, Tesco, the Haslemere Churches outgiving and Tony’s Fund which was a collection after one of the members had died.

Anyone who would like more details about the club should contact the chairman on 01428 653279.