I’m David, Colin’s brother and a trustee of the charity, SayAphasia.

I’m immensely proud of what Colin and the team have achieved with the charity and thrilled that it reaches so many people in such a positive way.

I run a small furniture making business which started in 1985 called Osiris furniture, I then merged with a friend and competitor in 2004 to create OPM Furniture. We manufacture bespoke board room and meeting room furniture using a mixture of traditional and modern materials and techniques, and incorporating current communications and technology equipment.

I am in awe of what Say Aphasia has achieved in a relatively short time and with very limited resources, it is very important that the charity and especially the drop in centres are able to continue, as they not only provide a great opportunity for folk to get out, to meet and to be a part of a common community whilst participating in hobbies that otherwise may not be available, but it also gives the peer leaders, and the rest of the service users, a goal to focus on short, medium and long term.

So although Colin probably doesn’t realise it, he is a great role model……an example of what can be achieved by anyone who is unfortunate enough to suffer the effects of a stroke.