Probus celebrate a 100th birthday


COLERAINE Probus met a little early at the Golf Club to celebrate a very special occasion, the 100th birthday of member, Norman Irwin.

Tea or coffee supplemented with birthday cake was enjoyed by all. This was followed by an enthusiastic rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow’ - and so say all of the members, who wished they could as fit at 80, as Norman is, two score years more!

The speaker for the meeting was Valerie Saunders, the community fund-raiser for The N.I. Chest, Heart and Stroke Group’.

Valerie has been working for the charity for almost 30 years and clearly recognises the importance of getting her message across to everyone in the community, as the group charity is mostly funded by public subscription.

Valerie emphasised that very pound raised in Northern Ireland stays in Northern Ireland.

Living with a chest, heart or stroke illness can often present many challenges for that person as well as their families. N.I. CHS has a range of support services designed to provide practical help and guidance for the patient and their family. These include: Stroke Family Support Service, Stroke Scheme, Respiratory Group, Taking Control Self Management Programme, Post Rehab Exercise Programme (PREP) and Pop Up Clinics for the general public.

*For the full story, please see this week's Coleraine Chronicle.

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