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Townsfolk remember former school house converted into charity's HQ
7:50am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
TOWNSFOLK who spent part of their childhood at a school house now converted into the national headquarters for a charity are being encouraged to share their memories.
The former school house in Church Lane was converted into the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Centre in 2012.
The centre, which cost £2.2 million, is the first centre nationally delivering training for volunteers and care workers so they can support stroke victims and their families.
Townsfolk who have fond memories of their time at the school house have been sharing them with staff at the centre, and visiting the site to see how it has changed.
Sisters Barbara Rogers and Sue Kelly recently took a tour of the centre.
Barbara said: “After the Second World War, my father became a teacher at the Bromsgrove Church of England Junior Infant School, and Sue and I both went to school there.
“I have very fond memories of my time at the school; I can still remember working away in the large classrooms with wooden floors.
“The school had a very warm, friendly atmosphere, and it really is wonderful that this lives on in the current Life After Stroke Centre.”
Johanne Hughes, Life After Stroke Centre programme support co-ordinator at Stroke Association, said: “We’re always delighted to hear from local people who spent their childhoods at the Old School House. Visitors are always welcome to come along to see how we’re now using the site to change the lives of stroke survivors. In the coming months, we hope to offer even more facilities to stroke survivors in the local area.”
For more details about the centre call 01527 903 903 or visit stroke.org.uk.
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