The Southport Stroke Club is a Registered Charity and is affiliated to The Stroke Association. The group is run by a small group of dedicated local volunteers.
The Club's Aims and Objectives are:-
- To provide facilities for recreation or leisure time occupation, with the objective of improving the quality of life of adults who have suffered disablement from strokes.
- To raise funds which can be used to finance social outings, entertainment or any other type of activity required by members
- To promote and maintain close relationships with all persons and organisations interested in stroke patients
- To be self-financing from fund-raising activities and donations from members.
The charity is governed by a written Constitution, last amended in 2006. This allows the charity to be run by a Management Committee made up of Officers and other members, all of whom are elected at its Annual general Meeting for a period of one year, but are available for re-election in future years. members of the Committee also assume the responsibility as the Charit's Trustees.
The Committee for 2016-2017 comprises:
|Chairman||Mr. Sid Ashcroft|
|Treasurer||Mr. John Harris|
|Secretary||Mrs. Helen Jones|
|Committee Members||Mrs. Anne Baldwin|
|Mrs. Audrey Bentham|
|Mrs. Margaret Chisnall|
The Southport Stroke Club started in its present form in 1991, although there was an earlier version with a different name. It has been operating since then, largely unchanged in format and objectives.
The club has been meeting at St. Patricks Social Club for almost 20years.