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APRIL 2005

Last Meeting
Last month Marjorie Syvret spoke about the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norwich and how it has expanded over recent years. We watched the new promotional video "For the Rest of Their Life". It showed a typical day's work following all members of staff from sun up to dusk and everything that is involved in caring for undernourished and badly treated animals and all the dedicated care needed to nurse an animal to better health and make the rest of its days comfortable.
It isn't just a case of feeding an animal twice a day and turning it out into a paddock, or a 9 to 5 job either. A collection was made afterwards totalling £46 which was forwarded to Redwings to help with the invaluable work that they do. A letter has been received from Mandy Ward, from Supporter Services, thanking you all for your generosity.
Fundraising
14.3.05 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £14.20
18.3.05 Bingo Night
58 supporters raised £126.20
18/19.3.05 Crafts Fayre/Living Legend
Card sales totalled £155.82
Thank you to everyone who manned the stall
22.3.05 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets sold totalled £26.00
22.3.05 Eclipse Hair Design
Sale of teddy bear £10.00
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for March 2005 amounted to £320.75
Donations via collecting boxes for March 2005
totalled £35.00
Sale of tulip lapel pins for March 2005
totalled £49.00
1.4.05 Bingo Night
58 supporters raised £111.65
4.4.05 Eclipse Hair Design
Sale of teddies £10.00
4.4.05 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £13.20
Total raised £871.82
Collecting Boxes
Nine boxes were placed last month and thanks go to Pat Le Herissier, Eileen Smith, Jack Schofield, Eileen Palmer and Ken Le Quesne for their efforts. Keep up the good work guys and girls. Please contact June Tredant on 861744 if you can place a collecting box for us!
Shopmobility
The shopmobility scheme commenced on 24th March from the lower ground floor of Sand Street car park.
They provide powered scooters, chairs and manual self propelling chairs for people to go shopping comfortably. For islanders permanently disabled there is a registration charge of £30 with a daily fee of £2 and for those who are temporarily disabled or visiting the island it will be £5 per day. Contact Edward Trevor on 887692 if you need any further information.
Good Luck
We wish David Richardson well on the 17th April when he runs in the London Marathon raising funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease. Dr Howard Gibson is to be thanked for the lecture he gave entitled "An overview of Parkinson’s Disease" at the Halliwell Theatre as a fund raiser for this event. Eileen received several phone calls from sufferers who are not members wanting to attend, so the column in the Jersey Evening Post proved to be a good advertisement for the lecture as well as launching Awareness Week. We were able to distribute our pamphlets and it was a good public relations exercise for our branch.
 Namibia 2006
Lynda Roberts, who raised funds for us last year when she took part in the Great North Run will be putting on her walking boots in May next year when she takes up the challenge of walking across Africa to raise money for us yet again.
Funds will be needed to pay for Lynda's travelling expenses, entry fees etc. etc. and we are going to organise several events during the coming months towards this, the first one being a beetle drive at St. Lawrence Parish Hall on Friday, April 29th 2005 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost £3 and are available from June Tredant on 861744.
Please display the enclosed poster.
Awareness Week
At the time of writing (12th April) our television campaign for the week has just started and we hope it will reach those sufferers in the island who are not members of our branch. We have placed our collecting boxes, for the duration of the week, at two branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland and four branches of the Nat West Bank. June Tredant has placed our tulip lapel pins for sale at the Co-op, St. Peter for the whole of this week as well.
With the national awareness theme being At any age and at every stage we are hoping that one of our younger sufferers aged 42 will be interviewed on BBC Radio Jersey to give an account of how being diagnosed at 39 affected her and her family.
Diary Dates
29th April 2005 7 p.m. Beetle Drive/St. Lawrence Parish Hall
6th May 2005 8 p.m Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
20th May 2005 8 p.m Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
Social Get-Togethers
Jack Schofield is once again organising lunch and bowls on Tuesday 10th May 2005 at Jersey Bowl, St. Peter at 12 noon. We will lunch there first and bowls will follow at approximately 2 p.m. Sufferers and carers will be asked to contribute £2 towards the 2006 fund raising project and paying supporters are welcome to join us. Please phone Jack on 738328 by Thursday 5th May if you would like to come along to a few hours of fun and laughter.
Next meeting
We next meet at Communicare on Tuesday 26th April, 2005 at 8 p.m. It's horses again, but of the cardboard cut out type this time when Eileen Smith will be organising one of her popular race nights. We hope to welcome as many of you there as possible. If you are a little unsure how the evening works contact Eileen on 737128, she will be happy to explain. Refreshments will follow and we will have our usual raffle. Birthday cards etc. will be on sale also.
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