Colin was selected as the South West Individual Award Winner and the Stroke Survivors Group was nominated in the South West Group Award category.
Colin: "This was a proud moment, that came about as a result of people working together, who had the same vision, to bring hope to Stroke Survivors."
Colin's Story from the Adult Learners' Week Website:
The Torbay Stroke Survivors Computer Group won a prestigious award at the National Technology 4 Good Awards against Stiff Competition. The award ceremony was held in London at the BT Centre on the 6th July 2012.
It was a proud moment for the group in recognition for all of their hard work. They have all overcome many problems and difficulties to work as a team, that has developed into more than just a computer group.
The group has found self esteem and confidence, from both the new skills they have learnt, but through the sharing of their knowledge. This knowledge may not be about computers or their skills as a computer whizz, but it is their ability to talk and share with each other that has helped each individual's social and communication needs as well.