£3,800 raised for Phoenix Stroke Club

A 14 mile sponsored walk, organised by Linda Florey from Forest Community School, raised £3,800 for The Phoenix Stroke Club.

Linda, who works in the Reprographics Department at Forest Community School, was inspired to  raise vital funds for the charity as its clubhouse reside in the grounds of the school. A total of 23 people joined the walk including Forest School staff, friends and trustees of The Phoenix Stroke Club.  The walk started in the village of Amberley, went over the South Downs into Arundel and dropped down to follow the river Arun all the way back to Amberley. 

Don Burstow, chair of The Phoenix Stroke Club, who completed the walk said: ‘It was wonderful to see so many staff members and friends associated with Forest Community School involved in the sponsored walk. It was a great day out and I can’t thank you all enough. A special thanks to Linda for organising the event and to all those people who sponsored me and didn’t think I would complete it. You spurred me on!’

Linda Florey added: ‘We had a fantastic walk and it was great to see so many Forest staff, friends and trustees of The Phoenix Stroke Club taking on the whole 14 miles. We even had a few 4-legged friends that joined us. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to this brilliant cause so far and well done to Don for raising over £2,100 of our total.’

If you would like to make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com and search for Linda Florey.

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£500 donated to The Phoenix Stroke Club

Following a sell-out Christmas party, the Milestone Big Band has donated £500 to The Phoenix Stroke Club in Horsham.

After a three-year gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Milestone Big Band was back performing its annual Christmas fundraising party at the Drill Hall, Horsham in December. Each year the band holds a raffle and this year selected The Phoenix Stroke Club as the recipient of a significant proportion of raffle ticket sales.

Attending the event were Lesley Niven and Don Burstow, trustees of the charity. They gave a short talk about how the club supports over 50 stroke club members from Horsham and the surrounding areas.

Commenting on the night, Lesley said: ‘We had a great evening of dancing and music, and we are delighted the Milestone Big Band chose to make this generous donation to The Phoenix Stroke Club.’

Mike Wilson, Musical Director of the Band said: ‘We could not have raised so much money without the huge generosity of so many local organisations who donated prizes for the raffle. These include The Gin Kitchen, Watermill Jazz, Inner Art Studios, Tina Glynn Therapies, Lavender Lime, and Dorking Halls, as well as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the 99 Comedy Club in London.’

Kathryn Shackleton from Watermill Jazz said: ‘We were very happy to donate a raffle prize to support the Milestone Big Band and The Phoenix Stroke Club, to raise funds for a cause that is so close to the hearts of so many people.’

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