Len Osgood, from Shirehampton, suffered a stroke when he returned home from work in July 2015, when his legs gave way as he travelled up the stairs. After collapsing, Len was taken to Southmead Hospital Bristol where he was told he had suffered a stroke and was placed on medication.
Bristol After Stroke received a hugely generous donation from employees of engineering company MBDA (UK) Ltd based in Filton last week. After a year of cake sales, bike races and other competitions, and a Charity Christmas Ball, they raised over £6000 for two local Bristol charities - Bristol After Stroke and All-Aboard Watersports.
We were delighted to welcome special guests, volunteers and service users to help celebrate 35 years of support people after stroke. We heard about the incredible work of our dedicated staff and volunteers in all the activities and services we provide, and the impact this has had on people affected by stroke.
Over 18 months and supported by an energetic, committed and experienced volunteer, Bristol Area Stroke Foundation has worked hard on developing a new and relevant name and identity. We believe that Bristol After Stroke puts our message out in a direct and comprehensible way.
Huge thank you to City Voices Bristol and their audience for supporting Bristol Area Stroke Foundation over the last year. Over three concerts they raised a whopping £2296 from ticket sales and bucket collections. Alongside a hugely entertaining and varied programme of music ancient & modern, our volunteers Len & Claire spoke movingly about how BASF has supported them after stroke.