Over the summer Dreamstore is supporting a project to encourage Stroke Survivors and their carers to use fishing as a means of getting outdoors and being active. Part of that programme will be an open day at Albrighton Moat on Wednesday 7th August, a Dreamstore Day special to focus on fishing as a therapeutic part of recovery; improving mental well-being and helping with the process of survivors and carers getting on with life.
The project is based at Albrighton Moat and is being run in association with Stroke & Heart Survivor’s & Carer’s Group based at Blakenall near Walsall, that has members from Willenhall, Bloxwich, Aldridge, Walsall, West Bromwich and surrounding areas. From June to October there is a series of small group sessions of just a few, to give fishing a go, with some expert assistance to hand.
The Dreamstore Day on 7th August will bring together participants, and those interested but still unsure about joining in. Dreamstore has invited Rob Robinson, who has helped develop the brilliant work of the Catch Nature angling club in Denton, to come along and tell us about what has been achieved there. Catch Nature has developed a team of Buddies to use angling as a re-hab treatment for stroke survivors alongside the Tameside and Glossop Stroke Association. Rob tops and tails this short video of their work:
Dreamstore would like to see the programme at Albrighton this Summer and early Autumn to be the start of something similar in the West Midlands. If anyone in the Wolverhampton or wider West Midlands are would like to know more about this programme or the Dreamstore Day on 7th August please contact us.
Our thanks to the The James Beattie Charitable Trust for funding to help make this programme possible.