Laura Dyer from Chandler’s Ford will be abseiling the Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower to raise money for the Stroke Association on the 16th of March (Sunday).
Who is Laura? Why is Laura supporting the Stroke Association?
Laura grew up in Chandler’s Ford. She went to Thornden School before going to The University of Southampton where she completed her degree in physiotherapy, graduating in 2006.
Laura also runs a guide unit in Chandler’s Ford. Laura told me that “The girls certainly keep me on my toes and keep me well involved in events in Chandler’s Ford!”
Laura now works as a physiotherapist specialising in neurology and stroke in Portsmouth, currently working in stroke rehabilitation at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.
On 30th January this year, the Stroke Association and Rotary Club of Chandler’s Ford & Itchen Valley launched a new stroke support group for stroke survivors, their families and their carers in Chandler’s Ford. I wrote about the news in this post.
Laura explained her reason for doing the Tri Spinnaker Shocks 350 ft Abseil to raise money for the Stroke Association:
“In my role I have the privilege of sharing many people’s journey following a stroke. I see the challenges they face, the progress they make and the massive change the effects of stroke lead to for both the individual and their family as they learn to live with the effects of stroke. The Stroke Association provides brilliant support for patients and their families after stroke.”
By Laura Dyer, physiotherapist specialising in neurology and stroke
The Stroke Association do fantastic work to help people find life after stroke. To support Laura, visit Laura’s JustGiving fundraising page and click donate.
Good luck, Laura!