Newmarket’s Cheerful Friday Stroke Club has received a special award from the Stroke Association in recognition of the support its members have given to stroke survivors over the past three decades.
Stroke survivor, Kelvin Armstrong, who nominated the club, said: “It has progressed over the past 30 years and the membership has grown and grown and many stroke survivors have obtained a better quality of life because of spending time there. None of this would be possible without the tireless dedication of Maureen Doggett and Robert Ashwell who run the club.
The club meets once a month in parish centre at Newmarket’s Roman Catholic Church when stroke survivors and their families meeting to socialise and listen to guest speakers. Trips, including an annual seaside holiday, with the use of a specially adapted coach, are also organised.
Tracy Grove, of the Stroke Association, is pictured presenting the award to Maureen Doggett, Robert Ashwell and Beryl Fawdon.