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MUM Lesley Eves will be taking part in a walk for a charity which supported her when she had a stroke.

The 49-year-old has signed up for Stroke Association’s Step Out for Stroke event at Canoe Lake in Southsea.

She will be doing the walk with her daughter Lauren.

Lesley, from Petersfield, had a stroke in 2015 which left her with right-sided weakness and the communication difficulty aphasia. She said: ‘Having aphasia is hard. I don’t go out much but my family helps.

‘I have difficulty brushing my hair and can’t do make-up now.

‘The Stroke Association has helped me and this is my thank you to them. The Step Out will be a big challenge for me, but my daughter will be with me every step of the way.’

The walk is on May 13 at 11am.

Tammy Angus, community and events fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: ‘This event is a fun walk that everyone can be part of, no matter what your age or fitness level.

‘We’re grateful to Lesley and Lauren for joining us.’

Visit stroke.org.uk/stepout.