“That picture is of me. A year or so ago, I didn’t look like that at all and it’s only through the support of Brendoncare that I am that happy lady today.
“I am confined to a power chair and it took a lot of courage to get me join Brendoncare. A friend recommended I join, but as I’m in a wheelchair with very limited mobility, I thought I would not be made to feel welcome. How wrong I was.
“From the moment I went through the door the hand of friendship went out. I couldn’t do many of the exercises at first, but with the gentle encouragement of the lovely ladies and gentlemen I began to join in. Although I am still in my chair, I have lost over a stone in weight, can move my legs up and down and generally join in. I would be completely lost without the club – and end up getting stiffer and stiffer and putting weight back on. Socially, as I live on my own, it gets me out at least once a week. Please, please help Brendoncare with funding as it’s not just my life they have altered for the better, but many others as well. I would so much miss the exercises, the laughter, the singing and the friendship. I would be lost without them.”