FRODSHAM and District Stroke Club received a donation of more than £3,000 – thanks to the efforts of local cyclists who rode 225 miles in a day.
Members of Frodsham Wheelers reached a height of 1,367 feet during their sponsored “Dawn to Dusk” ride.
Their achievement was celebrated at a gala evening organised by the Stroke Club at Frodsham Community Centre and attended by more than 70 members and friends – including the Wheelers.
Starting at 3.30am, the Wheelers rode from Frodsham to Bala Lake and the Horseshoe Pass in North Wales and then back to Frodsham all in the one day.
They were greeted on their return by jubilant members of the Stroke Club.
Guests at the gala evening enjoyed a sumptuous buffet, dancing to singer Katie Halliday’s music and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.
Club president Jean Johnson said: “We are truly thankful to Frodsham Wheelers for their donation of more than £3,000. With their approval, we plan to purchase disability aids, including a couple of wheel-chairs, a rollator for help with walking, commodes, bath seats and bed levers
“At present there is no local provision for such items. We will make them available on short-term loan, free-of-charge to residents of Frodsham and surrounding villages, not only people recovering from a stroke.
“We will, of course, accept small contributions towards the cost of maintenance of the items.”
Wheelers’ chairman Daniel ‘Danny’ Emmett presented the cheque for £3,327.59 to the Stroke Club’s chairman, Ken Shaw and Jean.
Danny said: “On being elected chair of the Wheelers, I chose Frodsham and district Stroke Club as the 2017 recipient of our donation.
“I met Jean at a fund-raising function and was blown over by her passion for the work of the club. Being a local charity, it was a natural choice.
“We received many anonymous contributions, the donors identifying themselves as ‘local resident’.
“It’s an honour to ride for the Stroke Club”.
During the evening members also heard that Lisa Moore had raised £300 via a sponsored walk along the Sandstone Trail and had donated it for buying a PA system for the club.”