Haringey stroke survivor makes strides to raise cash and awareness for stroke charity

By Russ Lawrence in Local People

Stroke survivor Tony Boyce showed he was on the road to recovery at the weekend by taking part in a fund-raising walk for the Stroke Association.

The 50-year-old from Elsden Road, Tottenham, was working as a driver until his life was dramatically changed two months ago when he suffered a stoke-a life threatening medical condition which occurs when the blood supply is cut off to your brain.

He took part with his wife Anna-Marie,44, and 20-year-old daughter, Ashleigh, in the Stoke Association’s Step Out for Stroke event around the gardens of St Stephen’s House in Finchley on Sunday.

Tony, who attends a special support group for stroke victims , managed to complete two laps of the circuit, a distance roughly of two miles

He raised £1,1782.70p in sponsorship for the Stroke Association just by himself , but that rose to a total of £3,083.70 thanks to the generosity of his wife’s employers, The Caryle Group, who donated £1,300 as match funding.

“It was a huge achievement for me and made all the more enjoyable by the friendly and helpful staff and the calming location.

“It was great to see so many people helping to raise awareness od life after a stroke and enjoying the day as much," he added..

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