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Burnham-On-Sea Stroke Club appeals for new members as it looks to grow

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A local community group based in Burnham-On-Sea is looking for new members, volunteers, a secretary and a new Chairperson in order to extend the group’s success.

The Stroke Club, located at the town’s Bay Centre, is a supportive, friendly group for people who have suffered from strokes.

The group meets from 9am – 1pm every Tuesday and its message is simple – it allows members to engage in interactive activities such as board games and physical exercises in order to keep active.

30 years old, the club is an inspirational environment with singing, entertainment and the occasional chippy!

Brenda Dibley, Vice Chair of the club, has been involved for nine years and helps organise a variety of events and trips to keep members occupied.

Noticeable improvements have been identified among the members’ attitudes and emotional well-being since they have joined the group.

When asked about the impact on the local area, Brenda said: “The group is a great opportunity for people to feel connected to their local community.”

“Members often come to the club with difficulties in communicating and engaging, whether it’s chatting to friends or reading the newspaper.”

She went on to talk about how the club has changed the members for the better!

Ben, a regular at the club, explained: “Since starting the group I’ve noticed a positive change in myself. The work done by the volunteers is invaluable.”

For further information, contact Brenda via email at: dibley2aq@btinternet.com

Article by Jacob Kemp and Izzy Simmons

 

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