Stroke victim’s thanks through charity event
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.