Volunteering with us

Would you be interested in joining as a volunteer helper or Trustee? We are a small, friendly team, enthusiastic about helping stroke survivors and their carers.

Lunch Helper – you would welcome members as they arrive, chat and get to know them as you hand round tea, coffee and sandwiches

We welcome new volunteer lunch helpers. At our lunch sessions you would help to welcome our members as they arrive from 11.45 onwards. You would set the table, hand round tea and coffee, sandwiches, fruit and cakes, chat with members and afterwards help to clear up after lunch. From 1pm you would help members to participate in the session's planned activities. We have a rota of lunch helpers, two helpers per session, arriving at 11.30 and leaving at 2pm.

Trustees – we are seeking new Trustees interested in supporting stroke survivors and their carers

Our Trustees are the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and four Elected Members. As a Trustee you would need to understand the duties and responsibilities of a charity trustee and would be encouraged to part of our friendly team, participating as a volunteer Lunch Helper if possible. All Trustees stand down at the AGM each year and may be nominated for re-election; a ballot may be held. Trustees are automatically members of the executive committee which meets about 5 times a year, normally at 2pm after the lunch session.

DBS checks will be required for all Trustees and Lunch Team Leaders and Helpers

Kathleen retires as Treasurer

Jane, Club Secretary, presenting Kathleen with flowers. Kathleen became a committee member, then Stroke Club Treasurer in 1998, after a fellow member of St Mary’s Church in Islington heard she had retired, having worked as an accountant. For over 20 years Kathleen helped provide our weekly lunches in Mary’s Community Centre. Kathleen remembers the Club marking the Millennium in 2000, when the award of a grant enabled the hire of coaches with wheelchair facilities for awaydays in Clacton and Eastbourne.

Stroke Club AGM 2021

Restarting our lunch meetings

Wearing face coverings at our post-lockdown restart

Nine members enjoyed a successful Covid-safe lunch at Mary’s Community Centre last week. Places for our weekly Thursday lunch meetings must be booked – existing members only – contact the Stroke Club