ABERGELE STROKE CLUB
CLWB STR‘C ABERGELE
The Club owes its creation to Cliff Pilley who, together with his wife Barbara, saw a need in the mid 1980's, to form a group in Abergele and surrounding areas for stroke survivors to come together in order to give one another mutual support and provide some respite for carers if required.
Cliff, sadly is no longer with us but Barbara has continued the work alongside a team of committed volunteers, some of whom have been with the Club from the beginning. What follows is a photographic history of the Club's activities to date. We hope you enjoy it.
Two shots of the first vehicle the Club obtained in 1987, costing £4,000. The Club had a love-hate relationship with the old vehicle because of reliability problems. The second photo sees members outside the original St. David's Church and Hall, the former meeting place for the Club before demolition to make way for our present new home.
We're a couple of clowns........ Barbara and Cliff before their arrest!!
Club members about to take a break in the Rover's Return
Another shot of members outside St. David's, Pensarn
Cliff and the team were nominated for the Manweb Your Community Champion Award
Barbara and Cliff pictured with the Clubs 3rd vehicle
Another outing this time to picturesque Llanfairtalhaiarn for meal at the Black Lion.
The "Boss", Barbara Pilley our Chairman caught on camera by the BBC
Our 3rd vehicle toward the end of it's loyal service to the Club
Who's for the high jump this time!
21st celebrations in full swing
In 2010 we completed a major fundraising exercise and took delivery of a new 17 seat minibus. There were many valuable donations made but Dr. Sean McCormack an Abergele GP literally went the extra mile (well, 40 actually) when in March he competed in the Barry 40 mile race, and raised more than £2000 in sponsorship toward our £30,000 target.
Our latest pride and joy! Our 4th vehicle bringing pleasure to stroke survivors in Abergele
Our new home. We moved here in March