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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6:15 pm Club Meeting @ The Foxglove
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all-day Club Meeting
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Business Meeting.
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Business Meeting.
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6:15 pm Club Meeting @ The Woodman Inn
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Visit of District Governor. Joint meeting with Denby Dale R.C.
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24
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6:15 pm Club Meeting @ The Foxglove
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Cheque recipients’ evening.