Leeds stroke survivor supported by family in charity walk

Alan Weathers with daughter Amanda (left) and wife Lorraine (right).
Alan Weathers with daughter Amanda (left) and wife Lorraine (right).
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STROKE survivor Alan Weathers will tackle his first fundraising walk at Roundhay Park this weekend.

Grandfather Alan, 72, from Moortown, will take part in the Step Out for Stroke walk with his 15 members of his family on Saturday, May 31.

Alan had a stroke in 2012 and suffered right sided weakness and severe aphasia.

Aphasia affects a person’s ability to speak, read and write.

The fundraising walk is part of Action on Stroke Month, when the Stroke Association aims to promote stroke awareness and prevention as well as raise vital funds for the charity.

Alan’s wife Lorraine said: “There will be around 15 of us there – the kids are coming, even the dogs are coming, so it will be a nice day out.”

Jo Beverley, the event organiser, said: “Step Out for Stroke walks are fully accessible whatever your walking ability and wheelchairs and pushchairs are more than welcome too.

“Anyone can take part, and we are really keen to invite stroke survivors and people affected by stroke to join in with their family and friends.

“Being part of a Step Out for Stroke walk is an inspiring experience, but there’s a serious purpose behind it. We want to be there for everyone affected by stroke, so please join us and raise the funds that will help make that possible.”

For more about the walk, visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout.

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