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Well done to our Quayside walkers
A huge thank you to our 61 walkers who took part in the Quayside
Walk on Saturday 13 April 2013!
The warmest day of the year so far provided our walkers with the
perfect conditions to take in the glorious sites of Newcastle and
Visit our Quayside Walk event page
to find out more.
Get creative with Parkinson's UK
Calling all artists, photographers, poets, storytellers, card-makers, creative knitters, musicians and songwriters!
Join our North East creative corner.
Are you an artist, photographer, poet, storyteller, card-maker,
creative knitter, musician, songwriter or do something else
creative? Want to make friends, share interests and get
Join our online chat forum for people with creative talents and
interests who are affected by Parkinson's and live in the North East.
The North East creative corner is a private forum within our
main Parkinson's UK
online community that provides an opportunity for local people
to share their creative talents.
Through the forum we are building a community for sharing work
and ideas through text and links, as well as giving and receiving
support and encouragement. In time, there may be opportunities for
social get-togethers and perhaps even events.
To join or find out more, contact Alex Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or
0844 225 3602.
Latest North East newsletter
Our Autumn 2012
newsletter for people affected by Parkinson's in the
North East is now available.
Included in this edition of the newsletter are:
Charity golf day
A huge thank you to Derek Forster and
members of Matfen golf club for taking part in October's
charity golf day.
22 golfers took part in the tournament, with the winner David
Thompson scoring a magnificent 41 points.
The day raised £900 in total, with proceeds being used to fund
our vital work in the North East.
Durham golf clubs to fundraise for us in 2012/2013
Parkinson's UK has been chosen by the captain of Durham County Ladies' Golf
Association as her charity of the year for 2012 and 2013.
This partnership will see all the golf clubs within the
association in Durham, fundraising on behalf of the charity for the
next 2 years, with the proceeds going towards our vital work to find a cure for Parkinson's.
Get involved in fundraising
There are so many ways that you can help us to help people
affected by Parkinson's, and ensure people in the North East get
the support they need.
- Hold a Party for
- Involve your company, workplace or social
Whether you want to hold a one-off event or make
us your charity of the year, we would love to hear from you. There
are many exciting ways in which you and your colleagues and friends
can get involved.
- Hold your own
You may already be organising a local event
- anything from an art exhibition to a weekend ramble. Why not
support us by simply adding sponsorship, an auction or a raffle to
your existing plans?
- Trusts and foundations
Help us to support more people with Parkinson's in the North East.
Find out about opportunities to fund a range of projects in the
region, from nursing posts to education initiatives.
- Make a donation to help people
To find out more about any of these opportunities to support us,
contact Tom Grounds, Regional Fundraising Officer on 020
7963 9330 or email email@example.com
Get involved in volunteering
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us in the
North East, from joining one of our local branch committees, to
helping us at events or getting involved in fundraising in your
area. Volunteering can help you to share your existing skills or to
develop new ones. All new volunteers receive an induction and
support from our team.
If you are interested in knowing more about volunteering with
us, we would love to hear from you. To find out more, contact:
More about volunteering your time to help
people with Parkinson's
Get involved in education
Do you want to share your experience of Parkinson's to raise
awareness and improve understanding amongst health and social care
professionals? If you would like to take part in education
initiatives in the North East, then please get in touch with:
Telling your story
Do you have something that you want to say about your experience
It may be that you would like to share good experiences of care
or you may wish to take part in improving education and awareness
amongst health and social care providers by telling your story of
any aspect of this condition, which might influence the practice of
those who work with people with Parkinson's.
We're working with the CETL4Health narrative archive at
Northumbria University who are developing materials based on shared
experiences of service users and carers.
If you would like to know more please contact:
More about education and training for
professionals in the North East