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Stroke survivor raises £6,000 for other sufferers

Petere Green, 44, has raised more than £6,000 with his team Petere Green, 44, has raised more than £6,000 with his team

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6:24 PM

For most people recovering from a stroke, it’s time to put your feet up.

But for one Islington man, it was a chance to raise more than £6,000 for other stroke sufferers.

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Peter Green, 44, thought he had the flu when he was having a stroke, and soon lost feeling in his left arm and hand and was rushed to hospital.

Mr Green and his team, Team Greenie, tackled the Thames Bridges Bike Ride, a 50-mile ride to support stroke victims, even though just last year he couldn’t even tie his shoelaces.

Mr Green, a retired city trader, said: “In the weeks after my stroke, learning basic skills like writing and tying my laces was a challenge in itself, so the thought of riding a bike was a faraway one. I’ve been determined and dedicated to my training, and had great support and care from loved ones. Through physiotherapy and a lot of patience, I’m thankful to have made a strong recovery.”

Julia Selby, events manager for the Stroke Association in London, said: “There are around 13,500 people who have a stroke every year in London and over 128,000 people are living in London with the effects of stroke. We’re a charity that relies on people like Peter and his team of friends and family to raise funds so we can be there for as many people as possible whose lives have been changed by stroke.”

Mr Green added that because of his “busy and sociable lifestyle” his stroke was a “huge shock”.

He said: “I now understand how important it is for others to understand the signs of a stroke and to act fast. The Stroke Association supports survivors and their families, and I want to make sure they can continue their vital work.”

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