Stroke event raises funds

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NHS staff in Barnsley hosted an afternoon tea party in support of Stroke Awareness Day to highlight the condition and provide information about spotting the signs.

Staff who work on the stroke unit at Mount Vernon Hospital in Barnsley invited visitors, staff and patients from the unit and their relatives to come along and enjoy homemade cakes and tea.

Vicki Morris, stroke co-ordinator on the unit, said: “A stroke can strike suddenly and without warning. Therefore, it is important people know how to recognise the symptoms and what to do when a stroke strikes.

“Our staff were on hand throughout the event to raise awareness of the condition and to give people advice on how they can live with it.”

The event also raised £100 for the Stroke Association which funds research into prevention and treatment.