Bolsover council staff battle stroke with a rowathon

A team of staff members at Bolsover District Council are taking part in a Marathon Rowathon, covering the equivalent of 100 miles, on a static Rowing machine.'The event takes place in the Council Sports centre.'Sponsorship money raised will go to The Stroke Association.''NWGU 1-5-15 Rowathon, Some of the staff taking part pictured (Front L to R, 'Sophie Dawson (Stroke Association Co-ordinator for North Derbys,'Rowing is Hayley Barnett (Council Communications), with Laim Taylor.'Back L/R, Wes Lumley (Council Chief Executive), Pam Brown (Partnership Manager), Mark Waller, Lee Hickin (Joint Assistant director for Leisure)'( 1 & 2)
A team of staff members at Bolsover District Council are taking part in a Marathon Rowathon, covering the equivalent of 100 miles, on a static Rowing machine.'The event takes place in the Council Sports centre.'Sponsorship money raised will go to The Stroke Association.''NWGU 1-5-15 Rowathon, Some of the staff taking part pictured (Front L to R, 'Sophie Dawson (Stroke Association Co-ordinator for North Derbys,'Rowing is Hayley Barnett (Council Communications), with Laim Taylor.'Back L/R, Wes Lumley (Council Chief Executive), Pam Brown (Partnership Manager), Mark Waller, Lee Hickin (Joint Assistant director for Leisure)'( 1 & 2)
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Staff from Bolsover District Council will be taking part in a Strokes for Stroke event to mark the Stroke Association’s Action on Stroke Month.

The event – a partnership between Bolsover District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Stroke Association and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust - will see staff from the council taking part in a 12-hour rowathon, to help raise money for the Stroke Association.

It will be held at the district council’s main offices on High Street in Clowne on May 18 and there will also be a whole host of other activities and information relating to stroke awareness and healthy living, supported by the Stroke Association and their volunteers.

There will be lots for people to take part in and browse around.

Displays and events will include stroke awareness information and blood pressure tests, health MOTs, full health checks, healthy eating advice and guidance, physical activity information such as leisure memberships, walking for health sessions and have a go sessions such as spin bike, rowers and runners.

Bolsover District Council’s Chief Executive Officer Wes Lumley said: “Our staff have really embraced this event and we are delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause. Everyone knows someone who has suffered from a stroke so the Strokes for Stroke idea will be a great spectacle for people to come along to, watch and support.”

Derbyshire County Council Director of Public Health Elaine Michel said: “We are very pleased to be able to support this event for such an important cause.”

Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children.