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Angus charity helped by £1 million boost for groups supporting dementia and stroke sufferers

The cash will be used to help members of Montrose Stroke Club.
The cash will be used to help members of Montrose Stroke Club.

An Angus charity is to benefit from almost £1 million in grants that will help dementia and stroke sufferers across Scotland.

The cash, shared between 136 community groups, will support Montrose Stroke Club, which has been granted £1,850.

Member Frances Barber said: “After I had my stroke I was living on my own and I found it difficult to communicate and socialise with others.

“Joining the club helped me immensely as I met other people who had the same problems as me.

“This award will make a huge difference as it will allow us all to go out as a group together.”

The cash will help fund creative workshops for people living with dementia in Stirling and a programme encouraging men to come forward for health check-ups in Troon, South Ayrshire.

In Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Dewar House Carers Group, a residential care home for people living with dementia, has been awarded £4,650 to improve its outdoor spaces.

Awards for All Scotland, a partnership between sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund, gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects supporting well-being in the community.

A spokeswoman said: “We are always surprised at the difference a relatively small amount of money can make providing support and advice to people in communities across Scotland and wish all of these groups the best of luck for the future.”

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