Local broadcaster Bob Brolly MBE and good friend Chris Roddis has donated £2,000, raised through fundraising events, to the Specialist Stroke Unit at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire to be spent on pioneering equipment.

The specialist stroke unit in Coventry provides high quality care for patients who have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and the equipment being funded will enable fellow patients to become independently mobile more quickly.

Brolly, who was recently admitted to the unit after a stroke and was cared for by staff for 11 weeks, wanted to raise funds to thank them for the care and support that they showed him during his time at the hospital and to assist with the recovery of fellow patients. He received an MBE in 2003 for services to broadcasting and the work he has done with charities, and has raised over £2m over the years.

Head of Charity, Jo O’Sullivan said: “We are so happy to see Bob back in good health and good spirits and we are delighted that he has chosen to donate these funds to the specialist stroke unit that helps so many patients each day.
“UHCW Charity exists to help those in our community when they, or someone they love, are ill and need hospital care so for Bob, who previously had a clean bill of health, to suffer a stroke was a major shock and one which has motivated him to raise funds to help fellow patients.”