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Norfolk event explores the art of therapy for stroke patients

Thornham will be home to an art exhibition supporting people recovering from stroke

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Stroke survivors from the village of Thornham in Norfolk are organising an art exhibition to support others recovering from stroke.

The weekend event will take place in October and will explore the art of therapy and how art could help stroke survivors on their recovery journey.

The West Norfolk branch of the Stroke Association (WNSA) arrange support groups and have previously held art exhibitions to fundraise for the charity.

“This time our theme is the art of therapy and recognising the value of art for stroke survivors during their rehabilitation,” Al Ware of WNSA told Lynn News.

“Art is liberating, stimulating and healing and is a key fixture at our support groups. See for yourselves the amazing art and craft work by stroke survivors during their rehabilitation.”

The exhibition will take place on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 from 10am until 4pm.

The West Norfolk Stroke Association has also a health and wellbeing stroke group offering arts and crafts tuition in both guided sessions with qualified tutors to support those with communication difficulties such as aphasia, dysartheria and dysphonia.

Additionally, the local branch provides a stroke recovery service with information, practical advice and emotional support for survivors and their families.

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