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Community raises over £3,000
Over the last 3 years, Derek Curtis and his team of helpers have
organised 3 social events to raise funds for our vital work.
Goytre Village Hall in Penperlleni, has hosted Mid Life Crisis,
a local 60s and 70s 3 piece band who have entertained revellers
from all over South East Wales and even some who travelled from
Bristol to Derek's events.
With a local lady brining her burger van and donating 50% of her
profits to the latest evening, the total raised so far is £,3097!
With another event planned for 14 September 2013, Derek and his
team's fundraising total is set to rise again.
If you'd like to find out more details about the 2013 dance then
please contact Philippa Davies, Wales Fundraiser on 0844 225 9835
for further information. Find out more about organising an event in your local area.
Well done to our Swansea Pedal for Parkinson's cyclists
Congratulations to our 143 cyclists who took part in
Pedal for Parkinson's in Swansea on
Sunday 8 July.
It was a gloriously sunny day, with many cyclists enjoying a day
at the beach with their families and friends!
Our team aim to raise £10,000 for Parkinson's nurses so well done to all!
Giving evidence to the National Assembly about residential
Steve Ford, our chief executive, and Val Baker, whose
relative has Parkinson's and lives in a
nursing home, spoke to the National Assembly for Wales on 2 May
2012 about residential care for older people.
Val and Steve spoke about issues that affect people with
Parkinson's, including the need to involve specialist Parkinson's nurses in people's care.
Our full news story: Evidence to
National Assembly on residential care services in Wales
Walk in the Park for Parkinson's
All across Wales
people came together to raise money to find a cure for
Parkinson's. 12 walking events took
place during Parkinson's Awareness
Our Llanelli Branch got off to an
early start on Saturday 14 April walking around the lake at
Sandy Water Park.
The group of over 30 walkers joined together to raise awareness
of the condition and raise funds for a cure that means so much to
Find out about the other walks that
took place around Wales.
Lesley Griffiths AM meets Wrexham Parkinson's nurse
Welsh Government Health Minister Lesley Griffiths has met the
specialist Parkinson's nurse she helped to get appointed in
Having a Parkinson's nurse has made a huge difference to people
with Parkinson's in Wrexham, after years of campaigning.
Full news story: Welsh Health Minister
meets local Parkinson's nurse
Latest Wales newsletter
2011 newsletter for people affected by Parkinson's in
Wales is now available. Some of the items featured in our
Autumn edition include:
- Campaigning for Parkinson's nurses in Wales
- Information on how we're providing learning support to
community pharmacists in Wales
- Putting a stop to dyskinesia
Wales campaigns - Have your say
Promoting the impact of Parkinson's nurses
We launched a new report -
Parkinson's nurses - affordable, local, accessible and expert care.
A guide for planners in Wales - at the National Assembly
in July 2011.
The report champions the work of Parkinson's nurses in Wales and
highlights how they help save the NHS money. It's part of our Fair
Care for Parkinson's campaign.
If you're in Wales and affected by Parkinson's, take part in
our campaign to tell your
Assembly Members about the importance of 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 Wales get the support
Hold a Party for Parkinson's
- Involve your company, workplace or social
Whether you want to hold a one-off event to
support people with Parkinson's, 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
Hold your own event
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 Wales. Find out
about opportunities to fund a range of projects in Wales, from
nursing posts to education initiatives.
a donation to help people with Parkinson's
To find out more about any of these opportunities to support us
in Wales, contact Philippa Davies - Wales
Fundraiser by calling 0844 225 9835 or emailing email@example.com.
For details of fundraising events in Wales please
Get involved in volunteering
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us in Wales,
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:
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