Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 28 October 2020

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Sister’s stroke inspires fundraiser DANIEL Maitland’s sister Bec was just 28-yearsold when she suffered a stroke, changing her life forever. Inspired by his sister’s story, the Cheltenham resident will be completing a “hop on hop off style” 28 kilometer relay next month to raise money for the Stroke Foundation. The relay will be completed with support from his family, friends, and gym clients. “I did not realise stroke could strike people in their 20s, but it changed Bec’s life in an instant,” Mr Maitland said. “The stroke has had a big impact on Bec’s mental health and caused memory loss and personality changes. There was also a flow on effect which included financial stress, a relationship breakup, employment issues and reduced confidence.” The relay begins in the early morning on 21 November. Mr Maitland is hoping to raise $10,000. Nearly $3000 has been raised so far. Stroke Foundation Victoria state manager Eamonn O’Toole said “it is clear to see how important Bec is to Daniel, and the significant impact stroke has had on their family. Stroke survivors and their families need help to navigate the recovery journey, funds raised though Stride4Stroke will help Stroke Foundation be there when needed.” “Every dollar raised through Stride4Stroke will have an enormous impact. It will go towards Stroke Foundation programs like our free telephone advice service StrokeLine on 1800 787 653 and EnableMe, online support services which help survivors and their families transition to life back home after stroke and throughout the recovery journey.” To support the relay visit fundraisers/TRAININGWITHMATES/stride-4stroke

DANIEL Maitland with sister Bec. He is raising money for the Stroke Foundation. Picture: Supplied

Lockdown easing AFTER an arduous four months, Victoria is moving back out of lockdown. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of further restrictions on Monday. The same day, Victoria recorded no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since 9 June. From Wednesday, 28 October, the hospitality and retail sectors will start to reopen. Restaurants and cafes will be able to serve up to 20 people indoors and 50 outdoors, with social distancing guidelines in place too. The permitted reasons to leave home have been removed, although the 25km radius will remain for the time being. Indoor religious gatherings of up to 10 will now be permitted. 10 people can now attend weddings, and 20 can attend funerals. Outdoor contact sport for kids will kick off once again. Up to 10 people from any number of homes can also now meet outdoors to socialise. Home visits are also allowed from now on. Two people and dependents can visit another home within their 25km radius, but this can only happen once per day. Further restriction changes are expected from 8 November, including the removal of the 25 kilometer travel limit. The regional border is also expected to be scrapped. Capacity for hospitality is expected to increase, and gyms are also expected to reopen next month with strict guidelines. “I know personally just how much this will mean for thousands of Victorians who haven’t been able to see loved ones for far too long It will mean families are whole again. Our state is whole again,” Mr Andrews said. “We want to reach COVID normal by Christmas and right now, we’re on track to do that. It’s why we’ve got to keep going, all of us. Understanding that even though restrictions may ease, our personal responsibility in all this doesn’t. “As we take these steady steps towards reopening, the message remains the same. Please, stay safe. And if you have symptoms, you must get tested.” Brodie Cowburn

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