Group Meeting on Thursday 28th September 2017

It was a great turn out today. We had some new people attend and some really good discussion. 

Summer Lunch Meal

Great turn out at the summer lunch meal at The White Swan in Mansbridge, Southampton.
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Group Meeting

Another productive group meeting...this is just an excuse for me to show off my selfie stick!!!

Wessex Shine Awards Ceremony 2016

Ranj Parmar was nominated for a Wessex Shine Award. Out of the 200 nominations he was commended for his work in Patient and Public Involvement. Below you will see a couple of pictures from the day.

Group Meeting 15th September 2017

After surveying our members we have decided to change the format of our meetings. We are now trialling a slightly different format by removing the tables and having seating in a roundish shape...let's see if this is better!
Summer Buffet Lunch at The Horns Inn on Thursday 21st July 2016
We had our annual Summer lunch as a buffet meal at The Horns Inn in Nursling, Southampton.
 
Everyone had a great time and we all ate far too much!!!
 
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West End Singers Summer Party - Saturday 16th July 2016
The West End Singers choir kindly nominated our charity to receive proceeds from the day - our very own Louise Godwin is part of the choir and kindly told her stroke story - it was emotional.
 
 
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Around The World In 8 Ways - Southampton Sponsored Walk
Saturday 2nd July 2016
DS Southampton celebrated ATWI8W by hosting a sponsored walk!
 
We managed to raise over £3000!!! And clocked up 178 miles!!!
 
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Christmas Buffet Lunch at The Balmoral Beefeater on Thursday 10th December 2015
We had our annual Christmas lunch as a buffet meal at The Balmoral Beefeater in Nursling, Southampton.
 
Everyone had a great time and we all ate far too much!!!
 
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Asda 'Green Disc' Winners, 10th December 2015

Throughout October and November 2015, Different Strokes Southampton was one of the three charities/support groups that Asda Chandler's Ford customers could vote for with their green discs. Fortunately for us, our group was the winning charity and we were presented with a cheque for £200!!!
Have Your Say Event at the Holiday Inn Hotel, in Southampton on Thursday 19th November 2015
DS Southampton (Ranj/Andy/Jo) had a stand at the annual "Have Your Say" event in Southampton, hosted by The Stroke Association. It was a great event with really good/bad feedback about recent stroke experiences. This feedback is taken on board to see how stroke services can be improved in the area.
 
Here is a picture of Jo getting involved with one of the sessions.
 

Fundraising and Awareness Day at Sainsbury's Portswood - Saturday 3rd October 2015

Here are a couple of pictures from the day. We had various people throughout the day supporting us and raising awareness. Amongst these were Raajan Dhillon, Tom Elliott, Kathy Gruber, Louise Godwin, Helen Straw, Martin Straw, Martin Reece and David Pendreigh. We could not achieve the things we do without their continued support.
 

Group Meeting - Thursday 1st October 2015

Had a great meeting today. Sam Goold from Healthwatch came along and described the function of his organisation and how he could potentially help individuals and the group going forward.
 
Dave Cottrell from DS Dorset attended and we had some healthy discussion on how he could move his group forward.
 
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Buffet Lunch at The Balmoral Beefeater - Thursday 23rd July 2015

Here are some pictures from our pre summer break buffet lunch at The Balmoral Beefeater.
 
A good chance for everyone to have a general catch up
 
On Saturday 4th August 2012, Different Strokes Southampton and Therapeutics Southampton (a physiotherapy centre) hosted a sponsored charity walk.
 

The walk was attended by many people of varying abilities. Some suffering from illnesses, but all working together to achieve the common goal, which was to raise as much money for the charity as possible. Some walkers came from as far as the Isle of Wight to attend the walk and help raise money for the charity. Besides the actual sponsored walk, there was also a cake sale. In fact so many cakes were produced that additional tables had to be provided to display all the cakes! These proved to be very popular with the groups of people attending…(nothing like boosting your sugar levels after a bit of exercise…just don’t mention it to the rehab guys…!!)
 


Charity Sponsored Walk with Therapeutics Southampton - Saturday 4th August 2012
 


The event has proved to be extremely successful in many ways. It has raised awareness of stroke in the local community, established links with stroke survivors and of course has raised funding for the group to continue to function for the foreseeable future. In total more than £1100 has been raised! An amount that has completely exceeded any expectations.
 
Step Up To Help Stroke Survivors!!!
This is part 1 of the challenge which took place at The Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth was hosted by Different Strokes Portsmouth
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Step Up To Help Stroke Survivors!!!
This is part 2 of the challenge which took part at Therapeutics Rehab Gym in Southampton and was hosted by Different Strokes Southampton
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