Lottery grant for stroke aid

Lottery presents award to Stroke Association

Heather suffered a stroke aged 43

THE Stroke Association in Scotland is the latest organisation to receive a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund.

The charity aims to develop and expand its peer support offers to help people affected by stroke like Heather Melville-Hume (pictured) from Galashiels.

Heather had a stroke when she was 43-years-old and was unable to walk confidently or use her lower right arm and dominant hand.

Kate Still, Scotland chair of the National Lottery Community Fund: said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s heartening to see the way Scottish communities are coming together to provide each other with support. I would like to congratulate the Stroke Association in Scotland on their award which is testament to the incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference.”

John Watson, director Scotland of the Stroke Association said:  “We will use the funding to continue and expand the support options for people recovering from stroke throughout Scotland. That support will help stroke survivors connect with local groups, facilitate Zoom meetings, and run face to face support groups.”

The National Lottery Community Fund provides grants to organisations across the UK which strive to improve their local communities.