Success After Stroke has two main biennial fundraising events. The Carol Service, held at the Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford and the BrushStroke art exhibition held at St. Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury.
In addition, we hold smaller events from time to time, often inspired by the members, their families and our volunteers. Examples include; climbing Mount Kenya, a charity football match, fun runs and the proceeds from refreshments at an open garden event.
Royal Parks Half Marathon, Sunday 8th October, 2017
Tom Lindsay (Viv Bourne’s Godson) and four of his friends are giving up their Sunday to run in the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for Success After Stroke. They have organised sponsorship through their own Virgin Moneygiving websites for their family and friends. What we would like to do at Success After Stroke is to try and match the money they raise, with money donated through our members, volunteers, trustees, family and friends. Let’s see what we can do, please give generously to recognise all the effort the runners are putting in on our behalf.
The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 8th October and the course goes through four of the eight London Royal Parks; Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Please show your support by donating to Success After Stroke using the Virgin Moneygiving donation button or by cheque, payable to Success After Stroke and post to Success After Stroke, The Stevenson Centre, Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0WD. Thank you to the runners who are training hard, giving up their time to raise money for Success After Stroke and to all those who sponsor them.
Geoff, a member of Success After Stroke, and his wife Sue recently opened their garden in Lavenham for the National Open Garden Scheme. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments, in excess of £400.00, have been donated to Success After Stroke. The weather was kind and the garden beautiful, Geoff and Sue clearly put in a great deal of hard work. A huge thank you to both Geoff and Sue, together the band of volunteers who baked, sold refreshments, cleared tables and washed-up. Also, to everyone who came along and made the day so successful.
Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford
In December 2016, Success After Stroke held its popular biennial fundraising event, Carols by Candlelight. The event was, as usual, a sell-out and the audience was captivated by music from the Ely Cathedral Choir, readings and poems.
Success After Stroke would like to thank The Rev’d Matthew Lawson and Patrick and Jane Kohler of The Holy Trinity Church, all those who gave up their time, sponsored pages in the programme, bought tickets or who donated on the evening to make this a remarkably successful event. Thank you.
The next Carol Service will be held in December 2018.
BrushStroke Art Exhibition
Our third BrushStroke Art Exhibition was held at St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury between the 29th February and 10th March, 2016. It was a huge success and we would like to thank the organising committee, volunteers and all who worked tirelessly to produce such an amazing show. We would also like to thank all the artists, including members, who provided, and in some cases donated, their work to the exhibition.
The next BrushStroke exhibition will be held in the Spring of 2018.