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07 Jul 2022 


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On Saturday 16th July we will meet up with the bus at 11.30 in the Hayfield House car park at Hayfield Lane, Lerwick, for our trip to Bressay on the 12.00 ferry. We will have a tour around the island in the bus before our visit to the Speldiburn Good as New shop. Lunch is booked for 13.30 at the Speldiburn café.

Please make your choices from the attached menu and send your choices to Joy by phone on 01595 696 491, or by email to  by Wednesday 12th July. There will be a charge of £20 per person for the trip, which will go towards the cost of the meal and the bus hire.




The family of the late Audrey Spence, of Murrayston, Lerwick have donated the money given in Audrey’s memory, to the Shetland Stroke Support Group, an amazing total of £2,860. We are very grateful to them all for their generous donation. Audrey was well known in the local community and taught at the Sound School for many years, until she retired, sadly she suffered a serious stroke in May, from which she never recovered. Our thoughts are with her husband and family at this time.


Sad news

Some of you will have heard that Davie Henry of Rudda Park also passed away recently. Davie regularly attended our events for many years and was always full of fun and interesting stories about Shetland, and we think of his family at this time.


FAST campaign 2022

This year the stroke support group is joining with NHS Shetland Neurology Nurse, Gowri Saravanan, to have an information stall at the Cunningsburgh show on Wednesday 10th August. We will have cards and fridge magnets to give away about the importance of knowing how to check if someone is having a stroke, and getting help FAST. So come along and say hello if you’re there, we will also have some of our recipe books for sale on the stall.

If you have any stroke related issues that you need help with then Gowri can be contacted through the Gilbert Bain Hospital switchboard on 01595 743000, but is  currently on holiday till 19th July.



Self Help for Stroke website
Selfhelp4stroke is a free self management website for anyone who has had a stroke, and can be found at This is a free resource and the information is displayed in video, audio and interactive formats. Many of the resources are also downloadable.


SSSG Events Diary Dates for 2022 - More details of each event will be provided nearer the time in the monthly newsletter. 

Saturday 20th August  - Bus trip to the westside with lunch at the Walls Hall

Wednesday 14th September – Evening event, details still to be confirmed, at Lerwick Baptist Church, Quoys 

Wednesday 19th October – AGM and Chinese Takeaway at Lerwick Baptist Church at Quoys 

Wednesday 9th November – event details to be confirmed 

Wednesday 14th December – Christmas meal, venue yet to be decided  

Transport can be arranged to any of our events, if required, by ringing Joy on 01595 696 491 or Dorothy on 01595 696 201.