Stroke Support West Midlands
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Our Group After recieving news of winning the queens award in 2019

Stroke Support West Midlands receives the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Stroke Support West Midlands is a group of volunteers based in Wolverhampton
have been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest
award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

'Our family' has grown steadily since our beginning, the group aims to help
not only the survivors, but also their loved ones or carers, who often
have some problems adjusting to the devastation that a stroke brings,
this is done by offering mutual support and guidance as required. With
our direction of; offering friendship and belonging, also knowing that
many stroke survivors experience a lack of self-esteem and sometimes
feel isolated; these emotions are often shared by their loved ones. We
try to do this by working together to build up confidence and thus
reduce the feeling of isolation, having a laugh or a chat with people who
have gone through similar problems although all unique. The club
continues this good work in building confidence and the exercise sessions
which inspire the thought, 'if I can do this what else can I achieve?'
Various acts of selflessness are so often unseen yet the rewards are
felt by all those who attend, for me putting a smile on the faces of so
many challenged individuals is priceless, we meet every Saturday at
Action 4 Independence on Albert Rd.
Representatives from Stroke Support West Midlands attended a garden party
at Buckingham Palace in May, along with other recipients of this
year's Award

Stroke Support West Midlands is one of 281 charities, social enterprises
and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The
number of nominations and awards has increased year on year since the
awards were introduced in 2002, showing that the voluntary sector is
thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those
around them.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work
by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created
in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced
each year on 2 June the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. Award
winners this year are wonderfully diverse. They include volunteers
helping people overcome mental health problems through sport, volunteers
using caravans as mobile cafe/information centres in geographically
remote locations and another group mentoring children who have a parent in

Representatives of Stroke Support West Midlands will receive the award from
John Crabtree OBE, Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands later this summer.

Stroke Support West Midlands' Chairman, Jonnah Jones says:
Receiving this prestigious Queen's award is a great honour for all of our
volunteers and members. I would like to thank each and everyone of them
for all of their assistance and congratulate them on receiving this
very special recognition on our 20th Anniversary year this highlights
their continuing efforts.'

Watch the Video below that was shown at the award ceremony