Lauren Shildrick

I'm from Middlesbrough and did some work experience in speech and language therapy over the Summer of 2013.  When I came back to university in Belfast I really wanted to carry on gaining that experience. Read Lauren's story.

Stephen McAloon

I am a 59 year old retired building contractor. I got involved with the Stroke Association two years ago after I had a stroke myself in November 2008. Read Stephen's story.

Maeve Boyle

I decided I wanted to get involved after my mother died about six years ago, eighteen months after she had a major stroke. Read Maeve's story.

Anne Rowan

I was an engineer in BT - one of the first female engineers in Northern Ireland but was medically retired after suffering from ME. I cannot commit to full time employment but I do need some structure in my life. Volunteering suits me because I choose how much time and effort I am able to give. Read Anne's story.