A huge thank you to Grant, from Grant’s Furniture, Obscurities and Gifts, for the donation of several games to our Think Ahead Tavern group. 

Grant’s Furniture, Obscurities and Gifts, also known as Grant’s Bulldog Forge, located at Bulldog forge, Darlington Street East, Wigan, specialises in the sale of reclaimed bar and pub furniture.

Think Ahead Tavern is a group specifically aimed at younger male stroke survivors (but open to stroke survivors of any age and ability).

The group meets 1pm each Tuesday at Ashland House, Ince, and is an opportunity for stroke survivors of a similar age and background to get together for a couple of hours, relax and have a laugh.

Each week there are traditional pub games such as a quiz, snooker, darts, air hockey and dominos, plus an Xbox Kinect.

Think Ahead’s Chair, Mike Aspinall said: “A huge thank you to Grant for the kind donation of games for our Think Ahead Tavern group. It’s a really lively group and I know they will really appreciate having some new games to get stuck into.

“The Tavern enables our younger stroke survivors to meet up in a fully inclusive and accessible environment, and this is proven to alleviate social isolation and improve wellbeing – it really is a lifeline for our regulars.”