I have been a volunteer for Interact Stroke Support since 2007 at the National Neurology Hospital in London and at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. We are made up of teams of professional actors who read to stroke patients to aid their recovery.

You can read about the organisation HERE

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions of the pandemic, we’ve had to suspend our hospital visits for a while. Interact decided instead to provide some online service for patients who are back at home and different actors were chosen to read some of their favourite pieces. I chose Sea Fever by John Masefield. I thought that the noise of the seagulls where I live would add an authentic feel to the poem.

You can see me reading it here, as well as some very famous actors reading their favourite stories too: HERE