New elected trustees and the 2021 Parkinson's UK AGM

At our Parkinson’s UK AGM on Saturday 16 October Sally Bromley and Samantha Aylieff were elected as new trustees to the Board. 

New trustees

This year, 12 candidates stood for election as England Trustees. We'd like to thank everyone who put themselves forward for election, and for their commitment to the process.

We’re delighted to announce that our new trustees are Sally Bromley and Samantha Aylieff. Sally was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 13 years ago and was Chair of the Oxford Branch from 2014 to 2021. Sally has been awarded 3 honorary degrees for her work with Parkinson's! Samantha was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2019, aged 45. Samantha works as an Operations Manager in a City-based law firm and has a Facebook blog of her Parkinson’s journey. She also runs an online craft shop and donates all the profit to Parkinson's charities.

Our Chair, Gary Shaughnessy, said:

"It has been great to see the high calibre of candidates in this election for England Trustees. Both Sally and Sam put forward compelling statements and we're all looking forward to working with them and benefitting from their experience."

You can find out more about Sally and Samantha – and all our trustees – on our dedicated webpage.

Our 2021 AGM

On Saturday 16 October our members attended our online Annual General Meeting (AGM) to hear about the progress we’ve made in both research and providing services to the community. They also heard that our finances have remained extremely stable in 2020, and throughout 2021 so far. So, we’re in a healthy financial position and are able to support the charity's activities as planned.

Caroline Rassell, CEO, said:

"It was really good to hear that despite all that has happened over the last period, the charity remains in a strong financial position and has a clear focus of how it plans to continue to invest in research and services to support people with Parkinsons."

You can rewatch the AGM to hear about our progress on research, support and getting Parkinson's understood, as well as the member Q&A session.

The AGM minutes will be made available on our website before the end of 2021.

Please note that the provisional date for the 2022 AGM is Saturday 15 October.