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Latest Update
06 Jul 2018 
 

BE STROKE AWARE
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The Shetland Stroke Support Group has been in existence since the 16th of December 2004 with the first of its official activities and the election of the first committee.

Shetland Stroke Support Group is an independent group, with its own Constitution and committee. It is affiliated with Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and, as such, is registered as a Scottish Charity.  

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FAST Awareness stall - Saturday 21st October the stroke group will be having an information stall in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre to raise awareness of how important it is to act FAST when you suspect that someone is having a stroke. FAST stands for: 

  • Face – can they smile or does one side of the face droop

  • Arm – can they raise both arms in front of them, or is one weak

  • Speech – can they speak or is their speech slurred and difficult to make out

  • Time – time to call 999 and ask for an ambulance

The stall will be manned by the stroke group committee members and we will be giving away free wallet cards and fridge magnets with the FAST test on them, and will have quiz sheets for sale to raise funds for the group. Marion, one of the group members has very kindly donated two beautiful knitted teddy bears for us to use as a fundraiser so we will be having a “Guess the name of the Teddy” and a “Guess the Teddy’s Birthday” competition as well.

If you would like to see the Still Game characters promoting the FAST test in a video clip this can be found at www.thinkfast.org.uk , along with a free app for your phone or ipad.

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The group has been set up with funding from the National Lottery, and we provide support for stroke sufferers, their families and carers. Stroke sufferers can feel very isolated and marginalised, and we aim to provide social interaction and support, as well as advice and information. We hold monthly meetings, organise outings and fund raising events, and have a diary of events planned.    

The group is very friendly and informal, and transport for events and meetings can be provided if required.  

Thank you for visiting our website

Dorothy Storey 
(Secretary)  

If you require any further information then please feel free to contact us