Sponsor Jill in London Marathon

Jill with marathon medal

Jill Wakeman, a member of Phoenix Stroke Club, successfully completed this year’s London Marathon on 24 April and is raising money for the stroke club. Jill suffered a stroke in July 2013 leaving her with no movement in the right-hand side of her body and incapable of saying anything other than ‘no’.  On leaving hospital … Read more

A big thank you to the Dog and Bacon Golf Society

We have been fortunate to receive a huge and generous donation of £800 from the Dog and Bacon Golf Society.  The Treasurer, Steve Pennington kindly came to the Club to present the cheque.  A big ‘thank you’ from all the members, staff and volunteers.

Phoenix Stroke Club proudly accepted the Best Community Organisation Award

receiving the award

The Phoenix Stroke Club proudly accepted the Best Community Organisation Award as part of this year’s Community Awards organised by the County Times and Horsham District Council. One of our Thursday volunteers, nominated us for the award as she experienced first- hand the impact and benefits the Club brings to stroke survivors and their carers. … Read more

Canal Trip

Thanks to an award by the Sussex Community Foundation, over two days we all had a trip to the Wey and Arun Canal. It was lovely weather and we all enjoyed the beautiful views, followed by a ploughman’s lunch provided by the Onslow Arms. Some members enjoyed sitting at the front as we went through … Read more

What a a hoot!

During the middle of August, Owls About Town, brought in three owls for the Thursday group. Apart from being beautiful to look at, we them enjoyed handling them. The owl’s also visited during 2014 and many requests for a repeat visit. All the members had the chance to handle and stroke them as well as … Read more

A big thank you!

A big thank you to Horsham Rotary Club for donating the money for our lovely new Freezer! Photo by Becoming Green

Stroke member runs half marathon for charity

Jill Wakeman, who suffered a stroke in 2013, successfully ran the Brighton Half Marathon on 22 February 2015. Jill ran to demonstrate what can be achieved even under the toughest of situations as well as to raise money for the Phoenix Stroke Club where she is a member. The stroke left Jill unable to use … Read more

Volunteers needed at Phoenix Stroke Club

Ron Shier Club Member

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 … Read more

In our Garden

In remembrance of WW1 we have been busy planting poppies, which will hopefully flower in August. This included a contribution by the Tuesday club of poppies in old shoes! Thank you to Horsham Museum for the seeds. Our raised vegetable beds seem to grow by the day and a new herb garden is being created … Read more

Another Successful Phoenix Club Holiday!

This year’s holiday saw 11 members and their carers with 6 volunteer helpers enjoy a 4 night stay in Bournemouth. The journey by accessible coach went smoothly and the group quickly settled at the Elstead Hotel. The outing to Stonehenge was a great success with the newly opened visitor centre and the shuttle service to … Read more

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