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Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group

Published 13 October 2017

The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Victor Istead runs the Five Towns Stroke Group which meets every week in Fitzwilliam, Pontefract. The group has over 25 members who have suffered a stroke or who are supporting a loved one who has. At their weekly meetings, they take part in Boccia Bowling, light exercise and bingo. Victor is also on hand to offer advice and support to anyone who needs it and has recently organised a bus to collect members from across the district to remove any barriers to getting involved. He also raises funds for the group to ensure that they can continue to meet and go on outings to different places.

Ian Grunshaw, a member of the group, said: “We are very grateful to Jane Gwillam for letting us know about the awards and to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Thanks to WDH as well for a wonderful evening. We are very pleased with our award!”

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