Phoenix Stroke Club is looking for volunteers to help at their day centre. Based in Horsham, the club provides support to people who have suffered a stroke or other neurological disorders as well providing respite for their carer’s.
Volunteers are needed to help on club days during the week and there is currently an urgent need for volunteer cooks to provide lunches to the members.
Having suffered a stroke in 2003 Ron Shier joined the club as a stroke survivor. As part of his rehabilitation Ron started to help out in the kitchen serving teas and coffees to fellow members. Over time Ron developed the confidence to plan and cook meals himself with support from volunteers.
Ron said: ‘I really enjoy working in the kitchen. It is sociable, fun and the stroke members are very appreciative of having wholesome lunches cooked for them. You don’t need to be a cordon bleu chef. This is a great volunteering opportunity for someone who enjoys cooking and wants to make a difference in the community.’
Judy Clark, manager of the club added: ‘We have a number of volunteering opportunities and we pride ourselves on being a friendly and supportive club. We are a unique charity with only two part time members of paid staff. It’s our valued volunteers who provide the day to day service to the stroke members. ’
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Phoenix Stroke Club on 01403 268130 or send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.