Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Gareth Neil

About Gareth Neil…Gareth Neil

Gareth Neil, who is originally from Dungannon, works as a Chartered Surveyor for Land & Property Services in Belfast. He says: “I first came into contact with NICHS after my mum suffered a serious stroke in July 2013. It left her with severe communication difficulties and necessitated her moving into a care home. The no-warning nature of this event and its devastating results gave me the impetus to get involved in the work of NICHS, initially by undertaking some fundraising but then by agreeing to take up a position as a lay member of the SRC. By volunteering on this committee and sharing my personal experiences of someone affected by stroke, I hope to represent the views of lay people on the research proposals. I believe strongly that prevention is better than cure and hope that the research the SRC funds can help reduce the terrible effects of stroke.”