AN AFTERNOON tea party was held to help raise awareness of spotting the symptoms of stroke.

Staff who work on the Stroke unit at Mount Vernon Hospital held the tea party to find out more about the condition. Vicki Morris, stroke co-ordinator on the unit said: “A stroke can strike suddenly and without warning therefore it is really important that people know how to recognise the symptoms and what to do when a stroke strikes.

"Our staff were on hand throughout the event to raise awareness of the condition and to give people advice on how they can live with the condition."

The event also raised £100 for charity the Stroke Association.