Woodford Green dental practice raises more than £2,000 for stroke charity

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A dental practice in Woodford Green has raised more than £2,000 for a stroke charity.

The team at Woodford House Dental Practice has organised a series of fundraising events, including a raffle, and most recently, a coffee morning, to support The Stroke Association.

Practice manager, Moona Malik, said that she was completely overwhelmed by the level of support from patients, colleagues and local residents. The coffee morning was a great success, and people arrived in their droves to support the charity, giving generously in exchange for a hot drink and a slice of cake. In total, the practice has now raised £2,170 for the charity, and recently, Moona and the team presented a cheque to representatives from The Stroke Association. Based on the success of this year’s coffee morning, the practice is now planning to make it an annual event.

The Stroke Association is a national charity, which campaigns for improved stroke care and provides support for people who have been affected by strokes and their families. An estimated 100,000 people suffer strokes every year, and it is currently the fourth most common cause of death in England. While many people recover from strokes, they can cause life-changing injuries and result in long-lasting effects, such as altered speech, mobility problems and partial paralysis. Advances in technology and medical care mean that patients who have a stroke today are twice as likely to survive as patients twenty years ago, but there is still a long way to go.

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