Jersey

New rehab room for Jersey stroke victim

Anthony Lewis
Image caption Anthony Lewis completed the 2010 Jersey Marathon in a week

A man from Jersey who had a severe stroke three years ago has had a rehab room built for him by a local charity.

The Brick Foundation, part of the Jersey Construction Council, converted an outbuilding into a therapy space.

Anthony Lewis, former assistant editor of the Jersey Evening Post, had a stroke that left him unable to speak or to use the right side of his body.

Since his stroke he has learnt to walk and completed the 2010 Jersey Marathon over the course of a week.

With the help of the Brick Foundation and supplies from a number of Island contractors, the charity fitted a new roof, double doors, new flooring and lighting at his home.

The building provides him with a dedicated area where he can continue his rehabilitation work.

His partner, Suzi Austin, said the result was wonderful.

"The building provides Ant with a dedicated area in which to continue with his rehabilitation work and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who carried out the conversion."

Mr Lewis walked the course of the Jersey Marathon in 2010 over six days, finishing on the day of the marathon itself. He raised £25,000 for the Stroke Association in Jersey.

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