Local Stroke Clubs receive Optalis donation

On Tuesday January 7, representatives from three local stroke clubs visited Optalis' Head Office at Trinity Court to be presented with donation cheques.

During December 2013, Optalis staff dug deep in aid of the company's Community Involvement Group's fundraising efforts; which included organising a staff pub quiz and two raffles.

Optalis' Managing Director presented cheques (to the value of £134 each) to:

- Wokingham Stroke Club

- Woodley and Earley Club

- Life After Stroke Together (LAST)

Optalis staff raised a total of £402 in total.

Claire Giles, Treasurer for LAST Stroke Club, said: "LAST is a self-funded group for stroke survivors with communication challenges. As such, we rely heavily on family and friends to fund and organise our various activities, so we’re delighted to be included in a share of the funds raised by Optalis staff last month. The group extends its warmest thanks for their efforts, and rest assured - all will be put to good use."

Michael Taylor, Treasurer for Wokingham Stroke Club, said: "Wokingham Stroke Club is extremely grateful to Optalis for their kind donation. In these difficult times, all donations to Club funds are most welcome -enabling the Club to continue to provide varied programmes of social events for its members".

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