Craft skills help give something back

RDaSH technical instructor Ian Wade (left) with Debra Brown (right), who attended workshops to help her rehabilitate after a stroke.
RDaSH technical instructor Ian Wade (left) with Debra Brown (right), who attended workshops to help her rehabilitate after a stroke.

A DONCASTER cancer sufferer who attended workshops to help her rehabilitation after a stroke is using her creative skills to raise money for the services that helped her.

Debra Brown, 53, learned to piece together wooden animal puzzles at occupational therapy workshops provided by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) at Tickhill Road Hospital, following a stroke earlier this year.

Debra now makes the puzzles as a hobby and sells them at hospice events, with all the proceeds going to the rehabilitation workshop, St John’s Hospice and Cancer Research.

RDaSH technical instructor David Liversidge said: “We are delighted that she has been inspired to take up a new hobby, and extremely grateful that she is donating money from the sale of her lovely puzzles to help us to continue helping others.