Chairman presents cheque to Stroke group

Cookstown District Council Chairman Sean Clarke who handed over a cheque for �1,500 in aid of the Mid-Ulster Stroke Survivors Club to chairperson Derek Short which was proceeds from the "Step Out For Stroke" walk held during the Sperrintrekkers Walking Festival. Included in the picture are Jean Short, Tom Richardson (Director of the Northern Ireland Stroke Association) and Denise Campbell (Cookstown Council Tourism Officer).mm43-303sr
Cookstown District Council Chairman Sean Clarke who handed over a cheque for �1,500 in aid of the Mid-Ulster Stroke Survivors Club to chairperson Derek Short which was proceeds from the "Step Out For Stroke" walk held during the Sperrintrekkers Walking Festival. Included in the picture are Jean Short, Tom Richardson (Director of the Northern Ireland Stroke Association) and Denise Campbell (Cookstown Council Tourism Officer).mm43-303sr

TRIBUTES have been paid to a number of individuals and organisations who have helped the Mid Ulster Stroke Support Group.

Members of The Stroke Association’s Mid-Ulster Communications Support Group, recently met to discuss some of the clubs recent achievements.

One of the many organisations who provided their support was Cookstown District Council who hosted the annual Sperrintrek Step out for Stroke Walk on Sunday 25th September.

An estimated 170 walkers trekked from all over Northern Ireland to Lough Fea to take part in the fundraising event resulting in almost £1500 raised on the day.

The walks were led by the experienced members of Mid-Ulster Walking Club who did a fantastic job in keeping walkers entertained and safe on the day.

On presenting a cheque to Mr Derek Short from the Stroke Group, Chairman of Cookstown District Council Councillor Sean Clarke commented;

“I would like to take the opportunity to endorse the good work carried out by the Communications Support Group and commend the group leaders on their efforts. On behalf of Cookstown District Council I am delighted that we were in a position to support them in their work and wish them continued success. I would also like to pay tribute to Mid-Ulster Walking Club who waived their fee and donated £200 to Mid-Ulster Stroke Survivors Club.”

The Stroke Survivors Club then presented the following organisations with appreciation certificates for their kind support over the years – Age Well, Western Shores, Positive Steps, Lavey Gym, 1st Presbyterian Church Cookstown, P.P.G.S, Must Hostel and Cookstown Tourist Information Centre. The club would like to extend a very warm welcome to any stroke survivors who would like to join them at their weekly meeting. For further information contact Derek or Jean on 028 867 47334.