Stroke victim from village near Wellingborough founds patient support group

The Chris Moody Centre at Moulton College
The Chris Moody Centre at Moulton College

A Hardwick woman has battled back from a life-threatening illness to create a new charity to help local people live in their own homes.

Jane Willmott founded the N-Able-U charity after her own experience and the difficulties she had finding out about local services.

The 47-year-old, from the village near Wellingborough, suffered a massive stroke after surgery for a brain tumour.

She pulled through against the odds, but was paralysed and told she would never walk again. However, she stunned medics and is now able to walk short distances and has also recently started swimming.

N-Able-U is designed to help make information easier to access. Jane said: “Information is often unavailable and hard to obtain for people often faced with disability in their lives for the very first time.”

Organisation PhysioFunction, which helps people through rehabilitation, has joined forces with N-Able-U to hold a Waterthon at the Chris Moody Centre in Moulton on Sunday, September 28, from 2pm until 5pm. Participants are hoping to raise £1,000 in sponsorship.