Helping stroke patients

Former stroke patient Pat Preston is aiming to help others on the ward by organising a charity fundraising night at the Coachman Pub, Whickham, on Saturday 27 September. There will be a tombola, prizes and a whole host of entertainment with the aim of raising funds to purchase some personal DVD players for patients. Pat said that the thing she noticed most of all was boredom amongst patients and the DVD players would enable them to listen to music or watch favourite films.