Stroke vic­tim’s thanks through char­ity event

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A RUIS­LIP fam­ily man, who had two strokes in un­der a year, wants to give back to those who helped him.

Fa­ther-of-three Ian Par­tridge de­scribes him­self as a ‘tick­ing-time bomb’ as doc­tors found he had three holes in his heart since birth, which were caus­ing the strokes.

He said: “Last year be­fore my 46th birth­day I had my first stroke and then I had another stroke in Oc­to­ber.

“I was quite healthy, I used to be a run­ner and had been go­ing to a gym for about 20 years.”

Mr Par­tridge, who is a keen football fan, wants to spread the word that it can hap­pen to any­one.

“One in six of the adult pop­u­la­tion have a hole in the heart, which starts in the womb but doesn’t al­ways heal up at birth.”

To ‘give back’ to those who helped him, Mr Par­tridge has or­gan­ised a sum­mer din­ner and disco event on Satur­day at Weald­stone Football Club in Ruis­lip.

Tick­ets cost £15 adult, £5 child, £35 fam­ily ticket and there will be a 20% dis­count for NHS staff.

The din­ner will raise money for Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal’s stroke unit and a na­tional stroke char­ity, Dif­fer­ent Strokes.

Tick­ets buy a sit-down meal and en­try into a very gen­er­ous raf­fle with around 70 prizes to win.

There will also be a silent auc­tion on the night in­clud­ing signed football good­ies from a va­ri­ety of teams in­clud­ing Ar­se­nal, West Brom, Man Utd and Liver­pool.

To buy your tick­ets please call Ian Par­tridge on 07876 506910.

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