At our last Club meeting, our guest speaker was a quite remarkable gentleman. Robert Knight suffered serious brain injury following a motor bike accident in Thailand in 2002. He ‘read’ his story to us, and we listened in awe and admiration to what he had achieved. 

Following the accident, he could neither talk or walk. Because of the remoteness of the area where the accident happened, he did not receive any specialist treatment for 24 hours, thus increasing the amount of damage to his brain.

After a lengthy stay in hospital in Bangkok, he was transported by air ambulance back to UK. Treatment in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, and a specialist hospital in Chapel Allerton Leeds followed. He was eventually able to live on his own and gradually learnt to talk and walk again.

He was then introduced to a National Charity – Headway the Brain Injury Charity – who have a branch based at The Elms in Milnsbridge. They specialise in supporting patients to improve their life style following brain injury. Two of their volunteers, Ian and Dee Blackwell, along with the Treasurer of Headway Huddersfield, Mrs. Stephanie Jessop, attended with Robert.

Our members were deeply moved by his story, and Rotarian Margaret Fearnley, a nurse by profession, expressed our appreciation in her vote of thanks.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                Above.   Robert and Stephanie Jessop

 

Below  President Chris Wilkinson, Robert, and Rotarian Vivienne Murphy.

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21
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting
Club Meeting
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SCATTER NIGHT.  Members to visit other Clubs in the area.
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all-day Club Meeting
Club Meeting
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6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Army Reserve Centre
Club Meeting @ Army Reserve Centre
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VOCATIONAL VISIT. Army Reserve Centre.  (Drill Hall) Talk on history and current function of the ARC. Display of silver and armoury etc. Buffet supper and bar.
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11
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6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
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Club Business Meeting. NB. ALL members have a vote. Please attend if possible.
Sep
18
Mon
6:30 pm Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker.  Roz Rowe.  Subject.  Music and the Deaf.
Sep
25
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5:00 pm Wine tasting and Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Wine tasting and Club Meeting @ Huddersfield RUFC Presidents Bar
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet at 5.00pm at Hoults Wine Merchants St. Johns Road HD1 5AN for Wine Tasting, then on to Lockwood Park for evening meal.