We do live in a lucky country and most of us get to a point in our lives where we don’t really need gifts. But if you are having a celebration, you know that your loved ones will want to share that celebration with a gift.
Why not ask for your gift to go towards making a difference to stroke survivors or to preventing stroke in Australia. It’s as simple as letting your family and friends know that, instead of a gift, to make a donation to fight stroke. We guarantee they will be inspired by your thoughtfulness and generosity.
It might be a second wedding, a milestone birthday, an anniversary or perhaps you just feel that someone recovering from stroke would benefit from your gifts. You might have a personal connection to stroke or you might just like to help someone out.
It’s easy to do, just click on the link below.
Give your wedding guests a unique and meaningful thank you gift, by donating to the Stroke Foundation in lieu of a traditional wedding bonbonniere.
For further information or to make a donation, please contact the Community Fundraising and Events Team on (03) 9918 7202 or email email@example.com
Nance and Les' story
A Gift in Celebration storyOn 18th March 2012 Nance’s husband Les noticed that her speech was slurry and she was having trouble standing up straight, he called an ambulance and told them that he believed that she was having a stroke, and he was right. Les explains “the Doctor informed me that Nance was very sick and he didn't think she could and or would recover. Nance spent sixteen days at Box Hill Hospital…
On 18th March 2012 Nance’s husband Les noticed that her speech was slurry and she was having trouble standing up straight, he called an ambulance and told them that he believed that she was having a stroke, and he was right.
Les explains “the Doctor informed me that Nance was very sick and he didn't think she could and or would recover.
Nance spent sixteen days at Box Hill Hospital Stroke Unit and was moved to the Peter James Centre for rehab, she had many visits from family and friends which the family feel contributed to her recovery.”
Following intense rehab and after 67 days in hospital Nance came home.
Nance remembers a lot about this time “I can remember how cold I was on the way to Box Hill Hospital and all the family spending nearly ten hours a day with me for the first week. I can remember saying to the DR. from the Peter James Centre not to give up on me. Consequently I was moved there and spent the next 8 weeks learning how to walk and feed myself.
At a family conference Les told them that he would take me home as soon as I could walk to the toilet by myself, it only took one week and I moved home.
It was so good to be home, something that I can’t explain, relief I guess, I know that I was never going to give up. I exercise my arm every morning and I can move my arm left, right and lift it as well.
Les ( the bully ) forcers me to walk around the house three times every hour and or takes me to a shopping centre for my walk, as he says constantly, no pain no gain.”
When the time came to start planning the celebrations for their 40th Wedding Anniversary instead of receiving gifts Nance and Les generously asked their loved ones to give a donation to the Stroke Foundation so we can carry on our vital work.