7:00am Monday 11th June 2012
By Matthew Taylor
PHOTOGRAPHS by the Stroke Association’s Crewe Photography Group are on display at the Eagle Bridge Medical Centre on Dunwoody Way.
Funded by local charity Wishing Well, the photography group is part of the association’s support service for people recovering from strokes in Crewe.
Stroke survivor Christine Cope, 48, learned photography skills through the organisation, which has given her the confidence to write a book about her recovery.
“The photography group is brilliant. It brings people together who have had a stroke and offers much needed support and encouragement, which enables us to start a new life,” she said.
Stroke survivor Lesley Levell, 56, added: “The group really has been a lifeline and offers friendship and support. It’s allowed me to believe in myself again.”
Andy Biggar from the Stroke Association said: “I hope lots of people come to view the work. Everyone in the group has made so much progress. Our Communication Support Service is about helping stroke survivors in Crewe to improve their communication skills after a stroke, but also to improve confidence and aid recovery. Learning photography has really helped people achieve personal goals.”
For information about the photography group and Communication Support Service, contact Andy on 01270 256194.
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