Stepping out for fundraiser

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Staff and friends of Heath Stroke Club in Halifax stepped up their fundraising campaign by walking the Calderdale Way.

The sponsored walk took place bit by bit over a six-month period, with participants walking once per month for approximately nine miles per day.

Joanne Sweat-West, manager at the club, which is based on Manor Drive, said: “Our amazing team have now completed the challenge, raising money for the amenities fund, which is used to subsidise outings into the local community for club members.

“Heath Stroke Club is a local charity which provides a community based day service for stroke survivors and people with physical disabilities, enabling them to enhance their quality of life by maximising independence and preventing social isolation.

“People who are supported by our services have achieved increased physical strength and mobility, increased confidence, self-esteem and motivation, rehabilitation and re-learning skills, overcome social isolation and built new social networks.

“Our services have also enabled carer respite, reduced the risk of depression and anxiety, increased awareness of factors which contribute to health issues such as diet and smoking, not to mention enjoying a fun, active and fulfilled life.

“We’re always looking for new members and volunteers to get involved with the club.

“Through our regular meetings, activities and individual support sessions, we invite people to come together, share experiences and rebuild their confidence. Please just get in touch if you’d like to come along to the club.”

Heath Stroke Club meets at Heath United Reformed Building on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week.

For more details, call 01422 330 320 or visit