Charity Award – Neuro Support Group
Posted on May 16, 2017
The Neuro Support Group was formed back in the late 1990s at the Badsleymoor Lane Rehabilitation Centre in Rotherham where a group of people met every week for rehabilitation after suffering the trauma of a stroke, brain tumour, M.S. and other neurological disorders all life changing experiences. They formed their own support group meeting once a month to socialise and regain self esteem, confidence and the ability to get their lives back on track in an able bodied world albeit very difficult at times. The Group progressed to 60 – 70 members arranging a monthly outing to the Theatre, Harrogate Flower Show, Craft Fairs and Beverley Races providing a coach with a lift to enable wheelchair members on and off the coach. An annual holiday is organised with all accommodation arranged to suit the individual needs. All outings are subsidised, both entrance fees and transport and most trips we call for a meal which is booked, so carers can just relax no stressing looking for a table, wondering if there are disabled toilet as all of these are checked out beforehand.
We raise funds by holding a tombola stall at various venues, produce our own calendar every year, a bonus ball every week, raffles, bingo, coffee mornings and also apply for funding. We are a registered charity no: 1109140 and a self funded voluntary run Group with a committee of six members two of which are original committee members, we are affiliated to the Stroke Association too and are in our 22nd year. Our aims are to give support and advice where possible, provide a friendly ear to listen too help build confidence to rebuild their lives. The Committee have years of experience as it is run by carers and victims.