Following the successful D2D charity ride ride it was time to handover the money raised to our chosen charity the Frodsham and District Stroke Club.Thanks to the efforts more than £3200 was raised.
The Frodsham Wheelers achievements were celebrated at a gala evening organised by the Stroke Club at Frodsham Community Centre and attended by more than 70 members and friends – including the Wheelers. Guests at the gala evening enjoyed a sumptuous buffet, dancing to singer Katie Halliday’s music and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.
Club President Jean Johnson said:
We are truly thankful to Frodsham Wheelers for their donation of more than £3,200.With their approval, we plan to purchase disability aids, including a couple of wheel-chairs, a rollator for help with walking, commodes, bath seats and bed levers etc.
At present there is no local provision for such items. We will make them available on short-term loan, free-of-charge to residents of Frodsham and surrounding villages,not only people recovering from a stroke. “We will, of course, accept small contributions towards the cost of maintenance of the items.
Wheelers’ President Danny Emmett presented the cheque for £3,327.59 to the Stroke Club’s Chairman, Ken Shaw and Jean.
On being elected President of the Wheelers, we chose Frodsham and District Stroke Club as the 2017 recipient of our donation.
I met Jean at a fund-raising function and was blown over byher passion for the work of the club. Being a local charity, it was a natural choice. We received many anonymous contributions, the donors identifying themselves as ‘local resident’. It’s an honour to ride for the Stroke Club.