STROKE ASSOCIATION PRAISED FOR VITAL SUPPORT

The Stroke Association in Macclesfield held one of its bi-annual service user events, at which
stroke survivors, and their families and carers, can provide feedback on the service that they
have received from the charity, and local MP, David Rutley, joined the well-attended
meeting.
On his visit, David took the opportunity to meet with stroke survivors and others affected by
strokes, to learn more from them about their own experiences of stroke recovery and
aftercare, as well as hearing their feedback on the Stroke Association’s support services
available in and around nearby communities. This includes: the Macclesfield Stroke Club,
which meets every second Wednesday between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. at the Mayfield Day
Centre on Mayfield Terrace in Macclesfield, which provides support, social contacts and a
range of speakers and signposting; and The Knit and Natter group, at which stroke survivors
meet to knit or crochet, either for themselves or as part of wider projects for local charities.
The group meets every Wednesday at the Communal Lounge in Wykeham Chase between
10.30 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. Macclesfield and District Young Society (MADYSS) also meets
every second Monday at 12 noon at the Flowerpot Pub, Congleton Road.