South West news
Read our latest news for the South West
Well done to our Blaise Castle walkers
Well done to our 70 supporters who helped us launch
Parkinson's Awareness Week 2013 at Blaise Castle on Sunday 14
Despite the bad weather conditions the day before, the weather
was kind to us and our band of merry walkers and dogs enjoyed the
beautiful sights of Blaise Castle with the 2.5 mile walk
See our Blaise Castle Walk page for
New support group in Tavistock
Volunteers have started a new local
group to support people with Parkinson's, their families and carers in
Tavistock, Devon. The
group will meet from 10.30am on the last Tuesday of the month at
the Anchorage Centre in Tavistock.
Neil Smart, Regional Manager said: "I'm delighted to hear that a
new group of Parkinson's UK has been established in Tavistock
offering support, information and friendship to anyone living with
Parkinson's. Local support is so important and I'm sure that the
group will develop into a vital link in the community."
To find out more about the group contact Pam on 01822 614204 or
Denise McDonald, Information and Support Worker, on 0844 225 3791
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 South West get
the support they need.
- Place a collection
Put a Parkinson's UK collection tin in your
local shop, hairdresser or other business - it's a simple and
flexible way to support us.
- Run for us
Wherever you live in the South
West you can support people with Parkinson's by running in your
local race. From experienced marathon runners to people running for
the first time, from the Mendip Muddle to the Dartmoor Vale
Marathon. We'd love to have you on our team!
- Involve your company, workplace or social
Whether you want to hold a one-off event to
support us, or make us your charity of the year, we would love to
hear from you.
- Hold a Party for
- Hold your own
You may already be taking part in
a run or holding an event. Why not support us by simply adding
sponsorship, an auction or raffle?
- Trusts and foundations
Help us to support more people with Parkinson's in the South West.
Find out about opportunities to fund a range of projects in the
South West from research to physiotherapy or education
- Make a donation to help people
To find out more about any of these opportunities to support us,
contact Zoe Steer - Regional Fundraiser on 0844 225 3732 or email
Get involved in volunteering
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us in the
South West, from joining one of our local branch committees, to
helping us at events or fundraising. 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