Welcome to Woking Strokeability
Woking Strokeability is a group set up to assist stroke survivors and help their carers. We are a small group which has charitable status. The purpose of Woking Strokeability is to provide support, aerobic and aqua aerobic exercise with qualified instructors and social events for stroke survivors and their carers.
Why the community needs this charity
We help to restore confidence and fitness. Help with getting limbs moving as much as possible. Carers need support and benefit from the contact with fellow members. Exercise is so valuable after a stroke, whatever type has been suffered. As well as therapeutic exercise we arrange outings and social events such as meals out, sailing and theatre trips.
Results and outcomes
After stroke survivors are allowed home, we provide the exercise. With exercise, mobility and confidence are improved and, in some cases, paralysed limbs are able to regain some movement.
Hoebridge Golf Club Charity of the Year 2021/22
Hoebridge Golf Club mens captain, John Hort, and ladies captain, Stephanie Williams, selected Woking Strokeability as their charity of the year 2021/22.
- Note from Steph: My sister-in-law suffered two strokes, and both my parents had a stroke at the end of their lives, plus one of my very good friends who I played hockey with and was the lynchpin of our sporting social circle had a stroke at 49, so stroke is an illness I've seen too much of and I would like to help bolster the support there is available locally.
- Note from John; Like Steph, my father-in-law also had a severe stroke towards the end of his life. It left him with very little movement on his righthand side and he was pretty much confined to a wheelchair. Whilst there was some input from organizations who offered some social support he did not receive any physical help with maximizing his mobility. I believe that the work this group do for people in this situation can make significant improvements to their lives after a stroke.
- We enjoyed working with them and supporting their fundraising events throughout the year. We were especially pleased to come second at one of their Quiz Nights!
Woking Strokeability are very grateful for their support and the donation of £17,760 that they raised throughout the year. This sum has enabled us to increase the number of trainers at our Saturday sessions and will allow us to provide targeted rehabilitation sessions for our more disabled members. In addition, it means that we will not need to increase member fees at this time of rising costs.