Artwork by stroke survivors to go on show in Hunstanton
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Inspirational art created by stroke survivors from across west Norfolk will be on show and for sale at Hunstanton Methodist Church next month.
The work was produced by two groups who attended art therapy workshops set up by the Stroke Association in Hunstanton and King's Lynn.
Stroke survivors from the Coastal Stroke Support and Carers' Group and West Norfolk Health and Wellbeing Stroke Group attended the workshops to explore different techniques, such as watercolours, pastels and felt making.
Sybil Bloodworth, from King's Lynn, had a stroke last October at the age of 79.
She spent a number of weeks in hospital and was left with aphasia, which makes communication difficult, and memory problems.
She used painting to help her recovery and uncovered a hidden talent.
She said: 'It's been marvellous to join the art groups. I never bothered with art before I had a stroke. Coming to the group makes my life happy. It gets me out of the house, and teaches me lots. It's helped me in so many ways and I'm really proud of what I have achieved.'
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Gemma Smith, communication support co-ordinator from the Stroke Association, said art therapy can help stroke survivors build their confidence and express themselves in new ways.
The exhibition, on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, has been organised by local artist, Stephen Martyn, and Stroke Association volunteer and stroke survivor, Al Ware.
Residents can also buy a calendar of the pieces, with funds going towards the Stroke Association and future workshops.
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