STROKE survivors and their carers were given an afternoon on the Worcestershire waterways thanks to a link-up between a Tardebigge-based boat firm and the Bromsgrove Lions, writes Natalia Lejzak.
The two-hour trip along the Worcester to Birmingham Canal on Anglo Welsh’s day boat ‘Emma’ was aimed at giving the group a break from everyday life.
After cruising to Alvechurch and back, the group were treated to a buffet lunch at Tardebigge Wharf, courtesy of the Lions.
A spokesperson from the stroke survivors said they were grateful to both Anglo Welsh and Bromsgrove Lions Club for making the trip possible.
“We especially enjoyed watching the wildlife which seems totally unaware of us.”
Keith Godwin of Bromsgrove Lions Club, added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to step away from the stresses of everyday life and relax, watching the world go by on the peaceful canal.
“A stroke can have a huge impact on someone’s life, and this group really demonstrates how well they are able to combat the effects through mutual support.
“There was some tremendous camaraderie.
“We are so pleased they can share this great experience together.”
Anglo Welsh Tardebigge manager Sarah Yates said the firm was delighted to offer Emma so the Lions could take the stroke survivors out for another special day together on the canal.
This was the sixth year the trip for the stroke survivors had been held.
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