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Posted by Alan Watkins on 10/07/2018   Email

On Monday 9th July 2018, approximately 40 members, friends and volunteers enjoyed an evening out at The Royal Oak Public House, Great Stambridge, where they were provided with a splendid buffet. Our thanks to Frances (landlady) and her staff for their kindness and generosity.

Posted by Alan Watkins on 04/01/2018   Email

As of December 2017 the club will no longer be meeting at St. Saviour's Church Hall, Westcliff. A new venue is currently being investigated and it is hoped that this will be available for the club's first meeting of 2018 (12th February). Please contact a committee member for further information at this stage. The website will be updated when negotiations for the new venue are complete.

Posted by Christine Bailey on 13/06/2017   Email

Over thirty Members of the club with family and volunteers enjoyed a coach trip to Kent and East Sussex Railway for a steam train ride with ploughman's lunch on board. The club is very grateful to SBC coaches and Southend Age Concern who stepped in at the last minute to help with transport when the booked coach was unavailable at short notice.

Posted by christine bailey on 14/07/2016   Email

On the evening of Monday 11th July Southend Stroke Club spent a very pleasant evening at the Royal Oak pub in Stambridge. Thanks are due not only to Alan Watkins who made the arrangements but also the staff at the Royal Oak who made us so welcome and provided an excellent and generous buffet as usual.

Posted by Alan Watkins on 14/03/2016   Email

The club has now resumed it's programme of activities following the Christmas & New Year break. The club wishes to thank those folk who kindly made donations to the club in memory of our late member Dorothy Bowyer, who passed away recently.

Posted by Christine Bailey on 02/06/2015   Email

With effect from our Meeting on Monday 8th June we will be at St Saviours Church Hall in Westcliff. It is at the junction of Chadwick Road and Kings Road and the postcode is SS0 8LS. Our first Meeting there will be a talk about Dangerous Wild Animals Rescue by Sam Heales. The Meeting will take place from 7.30pm-9.30pm and new Members are welcome to attend.

Posted by julie black on 24/05/2015   Email

Hello My daughter is working with a stroke survivor at the moment, training him in the gym with her PT training. She also does house visits and other things to help improve the persons condition . Of course exercise is a great motivational tool. We wondered if we could attend one of your group sessions, hand out literature and meet you guys, to introduce our services to them I look forward to hearing from you Kind Regards Julie 07969760318

Posted by Chris Bailey on 21/05/2015   Email

On Monday 18th May thirty three Members and friends enjoyed an Outing to the Fish and Eels pub in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, followed by a cruise on the River Lee. We returned from Ware where the coach met us near the river. Whilst the weather could have been better everyone enjoyed an excellent meal and an interesting trip. The disability coach meant that anyone with mobility problems could come along and use the coach lift for access. Staff at the pub, on the barge and coach were, without exception, kind, caring and efficient and helped to 'make the day'.

Posted by Alan Watkins on 18/03/2015   Email

The club normally meets at St. Mary's Church Hall in Prittlewell. However, due to problems with the condition of the hall it will be out of action for some time whilst repairs are carried out. For the time being, the club is meeting at The Crowstone Christian Centre in Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea. All other details remain the same. Dates, times, etc.

Posted by Alan Watkins on 06/08/2014   Email

Over the past few weeks the club has been fortunate in the number of donations received. The families of Sylvia Gargan and Gerry Williams donated in memory of these two members, who recently left us, whilst a further donation was received in memory of a Hockley lady who died following a stroke. Members of the Essex County Bowls Club kindly donated £912, following a tournament, whilst £200 was donated by Freemasons Grand Charity. During May/June we were top of the shop at Shoebury Asda's community fundraising scheme receiving £200. However, by far the largest donation (£1000) came courtesy of the fundraising efforts of the Service Centre Staff at the local headquarters of Royal Bank of Scotland. The club is extremely grateful to all concerned.

Posted by christine bailey on 26/06/2014   Email

On the evening of Monday 23rd June about 40 Members, helpers and friends enjoyed a lovely Summer's evening at the Royal Oak Pub in Stambridge. As usual, the pub laid on a very good buffet and it was a very convivial occasion. With a lovely light evening and good weather everyone was able to enjoy the ride through the countryside.

Posted by Chris Bailey on 21/05/2014   Email

On Monday 19th May 32 Members, helpers and friends were transported to the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex for their annual Outing. We were blessed with perfect weather and no traffic hold ups so had time for refreshments and to visit the shop and locomotive shed before embarking on the steam train. We had a ride through lovely countryside to East Grinstead and on the way we enjoyed a ploughman's lunch. Our journey home was uneventful and everyone had a very enjoyable day.

Posted by Alan Watkins on 10/05/2014   Email

From the Treasurer. The club has been very fortunate recently in receiving a number of very generous donations from various sources, namely from The Essex County Bowls Club, the Albert Lucking Lodge of the Freemasons Grand Charity, in memory of Dolly Flack (who passed away last year following a massive stroke) and in memory of one of our own members, Sylvia Gargan, who passed away recently. We are very grateful to all who have been responsible for these donations. We have also been chosen as one of the three recipients of funds donated by customers of Asda - Shoebury, in their community giving sceme for the months of May & June 2014. Alan Watkins

Posted by Bernie Bentley on 22/03/2014   Email

Hi - just have a browse - I'm 49 years old and had my stroke in 2007. I'm a survivor!

Posted by Alan Watkins on 13/07/2013   Email

On 11th July 2013, as club treasurer I received a cheque in the sum of £712 from Waitrose, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. This was as a result of their very generous customers choosing the Stroke Club as beneficiary in the Community Matters Donation Scheme, run by the store. I would like to record the very grateful thanks of the club to Waitrose, and to all those generous customers, who decided to choose us as their nominated recipient.

Posted by james kirk on 18/06/2013   Email

I have for some time been trying to trace a alan goodbourne who I was in the RAF with in 1951--is it possible that he is related to your member bert goodbourne? I last saw alan when he lived near Malden, in 1963.

Posted by tracey on 13/04/2013   Email

hi my name is Tracey I am a senior health care assistant who works at bliss care home in Westcliff. We have a lady here called joan who has suffered a stroke last year. I think this club sounds fantastic and she would dearly love to come alone. transport would be required as we don't have our own. we are happy to meet the cost. could you please email me how to book transport, kind regards T.Nisbett

Posted by Chris Bailey on 11/03/2013   Email

Unfortunately we had to cancel tonight's Meet due to the bad weather. The illustrated talk 'Weeds or Wildflowers' by Julia Tetley has been re-booked for 8th April instead of the Quiz Night. Our next Meeting will be a Dinner at Essex County Bowls Club where we will be served tomato soup, roast beef, apple pie and custard follwed by tea or coffee. There will be an hour's entertainment and a raffle and we are expecting 50 guests. This is always a popular event and we are just hoping the weather has improved by then.

Posted by Chris Bailey on 11/12/2012   Email

Fifty one Members and friends enjoyed an excellent Christmas meal and entertainment at Saxon Hall in Eastwood on the evening of Monday 3rd December. Eastwood Chorale came to our Club Night at St Mary's Church Hall on the following Monday and we all enjoyed joining in with some festive music before our mince pies. There will not be any more Meetings before 11th February 2013 but if anyone wants any information I will be happy to speak to them on 01702 710714.

Posted by Chris Bailey on 16/07/2012   Email

Congratulations to our Member Bert Goodbourn on recently receiving an award from the Stroke Association for being a 'Stroke Survivor of the Year'. Although being severely disabled by a stroke over 10 years ago and having numerous other health problems Bert has always remained cheerful and positive in his outlook. Southend Stroke Club gave him the confidence to get on with his life and work tirelessly to start a new club for the disabled. He has not only made new friends at the club but his positive attitude has also helped him to make good progress physically and remain independent.

Posted by ChrisBailey on 07/06/2012   Email

On 21st May over 30 Members and friends enjoyed a day trip on the River Lee. A ploughman's lunch was served on board and the disability coach meant everyone was able to come if they wanted to. The following week we had an indoor 'Street Party'with a special Jubilee cake and ended up with a 'singalong'.

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