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APRIL 2004

Last Meeting
Our speaker last month was Frazer Martin. He spoke to us about his varied career. After being a school teacher for over twenty years, deciding to become a presenter on BBC Radio Jersey and now writing children's stories which he has always wanted to do. It was a very light hearted and relaxing evening.
Fundraising
13.3.04 Car boot pitch/St. Mary's Community Centre
Goods sold totalled £99.75 19.3.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
72 supporters raised £204.45
23.3.04 Raffle/Communicare Tickets sold totalled £27.60
23.3.04 Meeting/Communicare
Video & CDs sold totalled £75.00
Card Sales for March 2004 totalled £70.80
26/27.3.04 Card stall/Living Legend
Card sales totalled £141.10
Thank you to everyone who manned the stall.
2.4.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
79 supporters raised £243.70
Letter from Devon
Last month's enclosure was very well received by our membership. If you would like extra copies to distribute to family and friends please contact Eileen on 737128.
Mervyn Peake Awards 2004
Are there any arty/crafty sufferers out there? Head office is once again running a competition for photography, poetry and art (which covers drawing, painting and sculpture). All entries must be received by 21st May, 2004 and Eileen can obtain an entry form for you.
Lending Library
The committee feels that this free lending service has now come to the end of its run. Many of us have enjoyed many films and listened to good music over the last few years. Videos, CDs and audio cassette tapes are now up for sale at £1 each. A full list is enclosed and if you would like to buy any please contact Eileen on 737128. After the end of this month they will be sold off at car boot sales.
Diary Dates
Fri 7th May 2004 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Fri 21st May 2004 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Raffle prizes are always needed please.
 Elap Car Seats
The society owns two swivel car seats, one to fit a Ford Fiesta and the other to fit a Rover 620. If any one would like the use of either of these please contact Eileen on 737128. The seat would remain the property of the society and you would be responsible for the fitting and insuring of the seat.
Peter Hobson
Very suddenly and very sadly we have lost one of our best known and popular members, Peter Hobson, who died in hospital a fortnight ago. Peter was a committee member for many years and organised our bowls sessions and the Co-op collections for us. He celebrated his 70th birthday in January and was hospitalised shortly afterwards with pneumonia but was making steady progress in getting better. Our sincere condolences go to his partner Pat and the family.
Social Get-Togethers
Beetle Drive mania is upon us and June Tredant is organising another game at 2, St. Brelade's Park on Friday 30th April, 2004 at 6.45 p. m. for a 7 o'clock start. Tickets are £2.00 and everyone is very welcome. Please phone June on 861744 if you would like to join us. Transport can be arranged.
Eileen Smith is organising a lunch on Tuesday 18th May, 2004 at 12.30 p.m. at the Red Rose Restaurant, Trinity. Sufferers and carers will be asked to contribute £2 towards branch running costs and paying supporters are welcome to join us. Please phone Eileen on 737128 by Tuesday 11th May if you would like to come along. Transport can be arranged.
Next meeting
We will meet as usual at Communicare at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 27th April, 2004. We have a very important speaker coming along in Professor David Latchman, a professor of human genetics from London.
Jersey Branch has funded several pieces of medical equipment for Professor Latchman's research projects into Parkinson’s Disease and he will be telling us about his work and how research into Parkinson’s is progressing. We would like as many of you as possible to come along. If you know of anybody who has Parkinson’s and does not belong to the branch, then please invite them along also.
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