After I had a stroke I lost the use of my dominant right side.
I had never baked before the stroke but learned how to do so using my left side.
Now you have a chance to roll up your sleeves, grab a maxing bowl and bake a difference for the Stroke Association. Our fundraising campaign, Give a Hand and Bake, takes place this autumn, and we need budding bakers to get involved.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned chef or a first time baker – all you’ll need is enthusiasm and hungry friends ready to Give a Hand and Bake. Whether you like the idea of an afternoon tea or a fancy showstopper, a donation in return for a slice of cake will help us create a new era in stroke treatment. Stroke is the UK’s fourth biggest killer, and there are over 35,000 survivors like me in Northern Ireland.
People across the UK will be baking up a storm October 24 to 30. Visit www.stroke.org.uk/giveahand for a free pack.
Ian Smyth, Bangor