A Market Rasen stroke victim has said thank you to the people who cared for him by raising money for the Lincoln Stroke Unit.
Active, healthy non-smoker, keen sportsman and hardworking postman Shaun Bennett was just 45 years old when he suffered a devastating stroke 18-months ago.
The stroke affected most of his left side.
“As you can imagine, it turned our lives upside down,” said Shaun
“We were all worried deeply and felt all of our lives would never be the same again.”
Shaun’s passion was his sports, especially pool, snooker and darts, and he thought he would never be able to play again.
But with great determination and the excellent care and thoughtful treatment he received from the Lincoln Hospital Stroke Unit, together with the Stroke Home Care Team, Shaun returned to work just three months later.
And what better way to say thank you than holding a poolathon at Market Rasen Social Club, where Shaun is a committee member.
Joined by some of his fellow social club members and his sons - Sam, 21, Jake, 19, and George, 17, all very keen and accomplished players like their dad - they played for 18 hours non-stop.
The event raised £500 and this was matched by Market Rasen Lions, who also meet at the Social Club.
And representatives of the Lions and the Social Club accompanied Shaun and his wife Eve to present the £1,000 raised to staff at the stroke unit.
“I would like to thank everybody from Market Rasen Social Club for taking part in the fundraising,” added Shaun.
“And I would also like to thank the Market Rasen Lions for their generous donation and, of course, the love care and support from my family and all our friends.”