Bake-off success at Methodist morning

Joshua Hewitt, who organised the event on Saturday, is pictured raising awareness of Stroke Association Northern Ireland.

Joshua Hewitt, who organised the event on Saturday, is pictured raising awareness of Stroke Association Northern Ireland.

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After a busy week of cake-making and decorating, hungry visitors spilled into Richhill on Saturday to raise funds for the Stroke Association Northern Ireland.

The coffee morning, which was hosted by Richhill Methodist Church, was organised by Joshua Hewitt and raised just over £600 through donations and a cake sale.

Matthew Hewitt and Matt Soar are pictured at Saturday's event for Stroke Association Northern Ireland.

Matthew Hewitt and Matt Soar are pictured at Saturday's event for Stroke Association Northern Ireland.

Joshua, who planned the event in order to highlight the work of Stroke Association Northern Ireland, thanked those who helped make the occasion such a success.

“We had a great morning raising awareness of the Stroke Association within the Richhill community through our coffee morning and cake sale, and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who baked goods, came along, volunteered their time and donated to the charity,” Joshua said.

“All funds raised through our coffee morning will help people rebuild their lives after strokes right here in Northern Ireland.”

One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime, and there are more than 4,000 strokes in Northern Ireland every year, with more than 34,000 people living with the effects of stroke in communities here. Stroke Association have been delivering their services in Northern Ireland for more than 20 years.

Locally, the charity provides weekly speech and language therapy to stroke survivors with communication difficulties in the Brownlow Hub, Craigavon, and the Clover Day Centre, Armagh.

For further information on the Stroke Association, contact the Belfast office on 028 9050 8020, visit www.stroke.org.uk or find them on Facebook.