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Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Ulverston artist wins regional recognition

An inspirational artist and stroke survivor from Ulverston has received an award recognising her work.

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Maggie Turbitt

When Maggie Turbitt, 51, from Great Urswick suffered a stroke at the age of 45 in 2007, she spent a number of months in hospital unable to walk, speak, swallow and unable to move her right arm and leg.

She used painting as way of overcoming the problems she faced during her recovery.

Mrs Turbitt received a National Life After Stroke award in June to mark her amazing recovery and the inspiration she has given through her artwork.

She has now received a regional award which was presented at a celebration event for World Stroke day at the Yang Sing restaurant in Manchester.

Mrs Turbitt said: “I love painting because you can get lost in it and focus on other things.

“It is much more than a hobby it is my very essential therapy for me as a stroke survivor.”

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