Mayor praises stroke support group

TEA TIME: Mayor of Peterlee Robert Kyle with Suzanne Silver and Julie Dixon-Patterson from the Stroke Association.
TEA TIME: Mayor of Peterlee Robert Kyle with Suzanne Silver and Julie Dixon-Patterson from the Stroke Association.
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A MAYOR helped pour praise on a health support group as one of his first appointments in office.

Coun Robert Kyle, the new mayor of Peterlee, visited the Stroke Association’s Sip for Stroke tea party held at the town’s Pavilion.

WELCOME HELP: Members and staff of the Peterlee group of the Stroke Association.

WELCOME HELP: Members and staff of the Peterlee group of the Stroke Association.

Stroke survivors, carers, staff and volunteers from the Peterlee Long Term Communication Support service and group all helped to raise more than £130 at the event.

Julie Fennings, from Stroke Association, said: “We had a fantastic day, enjoying the tea party, meeting the Mayor and raising money to help change the lives of other local stroke survivors.

“We’re really grateful that Peterlee Town Council gave us the room for free, so that all the money we made on the day can go towards stroke.”

The stroke support group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon, and a carers’ group has been formed.

For more information, contact the Stroke Association’s North East office on 492 6160.