Raising Funds in aid of our Stroke Ward

Understand why Paul is wanting to give back to our amazing colleagues.

On the 4th May 2023, Paul Hodgson, 49 years old, suffered a severe stroke whilst attending the Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield United game. This happened just before kick-off, thankfully Paul received an amazing and swift response from everyone around them, including fans, friends, stewards, Huddersfield Town staff, medical volunteers, and paramedics. Paul received anti-coagulant drugs within 90 minutes of his collapse, which is fast if you bear in mind that he was transferred from the stadium in Huddersfield to Halifax. Paul and his family are very grateful for all the help Paul receive that evening, especially from the ambulance staff and those at Calderdale Royal Hospital Stroke Unit.

Paul’s stroke happened because of a blood clot, Paul is keen to raise awareness of this so that others may recognise the symptoms and seek medical attention before the blood clot causes a stroke.

Paul spent over 9 weeks in Calderdale Royal Hospital and was recently discharge home where he will receive further care and therapy. Michelle Bennett, sister of Paul who has been attending Town games with Paul for 43 years, has set up a JustGiving page to raise funds in aid of our Stroke Rehab Therapy Team at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The team are working hard to help Paul daily with his recovery and are also helping many other patients from Calderdale and Huddersfield too. All funds raised will go toward our Stroke Ward – click here to read more and to donate if you wish. "Physio was the first building block of my recovery and if the team are able to source the latest equipment with the funds raised, I'm confident this will help others to recover quicker." - Paul.