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Survivor Bob presents nearly £3,000 to the Stoke Association


A stroke survivor has handed over a check for nearly £3,000 to the charity which has helped him get back on his feet.

After suffering a stroke in 2017, Bob Appleby challenged himself to run a marathon in seven days.

He smashed his target and completed the march in five and a half days, collecting £2,900.

The 77-year-old, from Bartington, walks on crutches and has been disabled for many years, making the challenge all the more remarkable.

Bob, who volunteers with the Stroke Association, speaks to and counsels other stroke victims, said: “I wanted to repay the Stroke Association for all the help they have given me over the years and despite my mobility issues, I was determined to show that with a little determination, anything can be achieved.

Tracey Williamson, speaking on behalf of the Stroke Association, said: “The Stroke Association is here to help people rebuild their lives after a stroke.

“We believe everyone deserves to live the best life possible after a stroke and it’s a team effort to make that happen.

“Our expert support, research and campaigns are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of amazing people like Bob who are raising funds to make it all happen.

“We are so proud and grateful to Bob; he is truly inspiring.