(COVID - 19) Outbreak
Due to the virus now being in Shetland we are taking the necessary
steps of reducing the number of potential transmissions by
cancelling all our group activities till further notice.
We can still be contacted
by email and will let you know as soon as it is deemed safe to
resume our activities.
In the meantime remember to self isolate for seven days if you have
symptoms, and keep washing your hands for the recommended time with
soap and water.
Contact your GP or NHS 111 for further advice if you are unwell
are very pleased to announce that the Shetland Stroke Support Group
fundraising recipe book is now available for sale, and can be
purchased from some local shops, as well as directly from the stroke
group website at
or from committee members. Posters will hopefully be displayed in
the shops selling the books for us.
In light of
the quality of the final product, with colour pictures and over 100
recipes, as well as stroke information, it was decided to charge
£7.50 per book with an additional £2.50 if required to cover postage
and packing. Books ordered through the website at
can be paid for using PayPal (even if you donít have a PayPal
account) or by cheque, but please write your name and address
clearly on the back of the cheque.
very grateful to Marina Nicolson from Brae, who raised money for the
NHS Shetland Endowments fund by making and selling face masks. The
costs of printing the recipe books have been paid from this fund. We
think the books will make an ideal Christmas present! It's been good
for us to have something to work on when we're not able to meet as a
shops with stock available
Robinson & Morrison (Weisdale), Herculesonís (Vidlin),
Halcrows (Hamnavoe), The Walls Shop, The Bixter Shop, Aith
shop, Island Fish (Lerwick), Sound Service Station
(Lerwick), Scalloway Meat Company, Whalsay shops, Mainlands
(Dunrossness), Bigton shop, Mary's shop (Aywick), Skibhoul
Stores (Unst), Mackenzies Farm shop (Cunningsburgh), No88
We were very sorry to hear that Bobby Smith had passed away
recently, and some of us went to stand outside ET House as his
funeral cortege passed by, to pay our respects. Bobby was a resident
for some years in ET House after his stroke, but was able to attend
the group events over the years in his wheelchair, and attended the
last event we had at Quoys before lockdown last year. He had a great
sense of humour and will be much missed when we are able to meet up
again. We extend our sympathies to his family at this time.
We are all
missing meeting up as a group, so if anyone would like a visit, even
just to stand socially distanced in the porch or on the doorstep to
catch up, please let us know and we can arrange that one of us will
call along, or we can catch up on the phone if you would prefer
that. We can be contacted by phone or email, Joy on 01595 696 491
or Dorothy on 01595 696 201 and
Self Help for Stroke
Selfhelp4stroke is a free self management website for anyone who has
had a stroke, and can be found at
www.Selfhelp4stroke.org. This is a free resource and the
information is displayed in video, audio and interactive formats.
Many of the resources are also downloadable.