Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group wants people to experience what life is like for stroke victims


Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group co-ordinator and founder Sally Allen with Wal Perryman, of Woodvale. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d455564
Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group co-ordinator and founder Sally Allen with Wal Perryman, of Woodvale. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d455564

THE Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group wants people to experience what life can be like for a stroke victim.

The group will hold a have-a-go challenge in Quinns Rocks this month where able-bodied people will perform daily tasks using their less dominant hand to emphasise problems stroke victims face.

Group co-ordinator Sally Allen said activities would include making sandwiches, wrapping parcels, opening containers and moving through an obstacle course using disability equipment.

“This challenge is not designed to belittle the disabled or embarrass the challenger,” she said.

“(It) highlights the daily tasks that the stroke survivors have found ways to complete.

“We expect to create much fun and laughter as they all compete.”

The event is free but people should register to receive an allocated time slot by calling Ms Allen on 0417 951 511.

It will be held from 10am to 2pm on July 19 at Gumblossom Community Centre in Quinns Rocks.