Giant Noodle brings 2 special visitors
27 June 2012
Recently we were surprised when a life-size Noodle dropped into
our offices, accompanied by Dolores Jones, 50, and her daughter
Sarah, 21, from Carmarthen.
Dolores and Sarah popped in to show us a fantastic life size
costume of Noodle - our brain cell mascot - they made to raise
awareness of the condition during Parkinson's Awareness Week.
Noodle is a hit with the people of Carmarthen
"I was trying to think of a novel way of raising awareness of
Parkinson's during Parkinson's Awareness
"The idea of making a giant costume of Noodle was suggested by
our local group secretary, Arlene Davies, so I decided to go ahead
and make it from scratch.
"My daughter Sarah wore the costume and it attracted a lot of
attention. We walked through Newcastle Emlyn and shopkeepers were
calling us into their shops and people in the street stopped to
talk to us.
"It was a great way of starting conversations about Parkinson's,
and collecting valuable funds for the charity at the same
What is Noodle?
We walked through Newcastle Emlyn and shopkeepers were calling us into their shops and people in the street stopped to talk to us.
Noodle is a unique and quirky brain cell plush toy created
especially for Parkinson's UK.
Noodle's shape is based on an image of a brain cell viewed
through an electron microscope - with the addition of cyan blue
eyes to add to his character and give him his distinctive look.
Whether you are a medical professional, medical student or a
child, Noodle has the added benefit of helping to educate and
prompt discussion about Parkinson's.
Dolores' husband created our Emlyn and Tivyside Branch
Dolores' husband Edwin Jones, 82, was diagnosed with Parkinson's
10 years ago.
Edwin found that when he moved to Carmarthen, there wasn't a
local support group he could attend within a reasonable travelling
distance. As a result, he created the Emlyn
and Tivyside Branch which currently has 22 members.