Mayor announces chosen charity

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Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Brian Graham, has announced that Stroke Association will be his chosen charity during his 2014-2015 term of office.

Councillor Graham said: “It’s a privilege to be able to support charity in my capacity as Mayor and I have chosen Stroke Association as it’s a charity which is particularly close to my heart.

“I look forward to working with the Charity to raise awareness of the excellent work they do and would encourage everyone to support them in any way they can.”

Northern Ireland Director for the Stroke Association, Tom Richardson, added: “There are 4,000 strokes in Northern Ireland every year, and over 800 people living with the effects of stroke in the Borough of Antrim.

“We’re so grateful that the Mayor has chosen to adopt the Stroke Association as his charity, helping us positively change the lives people affected by stroke.”

Tom continued: “The funds and awareness raised through the Mayor’s support will directly benefit local stroke survivors.

“It will help us reach more people across the Borough and continue our work offering valuable advice, information and support through our services, research, campaigning and awareness activities.”

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Brian Graham, is joined by Paul Montgomery of Stroke Association and Jim Black, a stroke survivor from Antrim and Stroke Association volunteer, to announce is Mayor’s Charity of the Year.

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