STUDENTS of Glyndwr University are working with the Red Lion Public House in Marchwiel, Wrexham, to organise a family fireworks’ display on Wednesday, November5 at 7pm in aid of The Stroke Association.
Brian Chamberlain landlord of the Red Lion Public House has firsthand experience of the harmful effects of stroke and is extremely grateful for the help his family received from The Stroke Association when his father had a stroke seven years ago.
Following his stroke, he was left with a number of disabilities including a speech impairment which made it difficult for him to communicate with his family, and he needed 24 hour nursing care.
Brian and his family are keen supporters of the work of The Stroke Association following the care his father received and the support that was given to the family as a whole in coming to terms with life after stroke.
Brian said: “The Services they provide are excellent and I would recommend anybody to accept their support when it is available. There are so many people who are in this situation who try and cope on their own and could benefit immensely from the support of The Stroke Association”.
Sandy Williams, regional fundraiser for The Stroke Association added: “Community events such as the Firework Display at the Red Lion are crucial not only to raise much needed funds to support the 250,000 people across the UK living with stroke, but also to increase awareness of stroke. As stroke can and does effect all ages, we have enlisted the support of students and we are hoping to work with them on a fundraising event in the future that will raise awareness of stroke amongst their fellow students.”
If you would like more information then please contact The Stroke Association North Wales’ Office on 01745 589914 or pop into the Red Lion.