Stroke event in Forest Gate goes Olympic
More than 90 people attended a stroke awareness event with a distinctly Olympian theme.
They were treated to “Chariots of Fire - a Spectacular in Song” to help connect the event to the Olympics and Paralympics. Many wore glamorous costumes in the colours of the Olympic rings and sang music from five participating continents.
It was organised by the Newham Stroke Club at the Katherine Road Community Centre, in Katherine Road, Forest Gate.
Songs from a variety of musicals, light operetta and a version of Chariots of Fire with lyrics were written and performed by Maria Arakie (soprano) , Glenn Wilson (baritone) and Carol Wells a top rate pianist.
Abdul Shakoor, from the club said their performances were particulalrly enjoyed by stroke survivors with disabilities as many are unable to go out to the theatre.
On the same event Diabetes UK, Newham Diabetes Community Champion also ran a stand at which they assessed attendees to meaure their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- 1 First Omicron case reported in Newham
- 2 Man jailed for rape after attacking woman walking back from Canning Town
- 3 'London is moving east': City Hall's Crystal move confirmed for New Year
- 4 'Extremely violent' Forest Gate robbery filmed by onlookers
- 5 Warning issued over fake Omicron variant test scam
- 6 Members of Mali Boys gang jailed for supplying Class A drugs into Essex
- 7 Hammers fans show support for Christmas Toy Appeal
- 8 East London man charged with six terrorism offences
- 9 Westfield bar's licence under threat after girl raped
- 10 Things to do in east London this weekend