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APRIL 2009

Last Meeting
Our lunch last month at Devil's Hole was well attended and everyone enjoyed the tabletop horse racing afterwards even if the dice seemed loaded. Everybody had a flutter with no more than £5 being won or lost over the three races.
We ended the afternoon's preceedings with our usual raffle and a cup of tea or coffee.
Fundraising
The following monies were raised over the last month:-
20.3.09 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
77 supporters raised £272.00
24.3.09 Raffle/Monthly Meeting
Members bought tickets totalling £45.00
28 + 29.3.09 Crafts Fayre/Living Legend
Card sales totalled £168.50
One third raffle proceeds approx £200.00
Card sales and Webb Ivory Catalogue orders for March 2009 amounted to £90.00
Donations via collecting boxes for March 2009 totalled £400.05
1.4.09
Sale of coins £5.00
3.4.09 Easter Bingo/Devil's Hole
77 supporters raised £350.00
Up to 4.4.09 St. Peter's Market
Sale of goods by Jean Bellamy £324.50
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Total £1855.05
Collecting Boxes
Wonderful news! Eleven boxes were placed last month so thanks and well done go to Ann Paul and Lor Le Rossignol for placing one each, and brownie points go to Ken Le Quesne for placing the other nine. We are well on target for placing twenty this year to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of our inauguration.
Reclining Chair
We have an electric reclining armchair available for a sufferer to have the use of, free of charge. Please contact Eileen Smith by phone on 737128 for details.
Thank You
Eileen Smith would like to say thank you to those of you who drop off goods for sale, raffle prizes and used stamps at her home. She quite often comes back to an Aladdin's Cave of goodies left on the doorstep but has no idea who has left them.
Taxi Service
We would like to let new members to the branch know about the taxi service we fund for doctors' and hospital appointments.
Sometimes you may not feel like driving, or you may become anxious about finding a parking space in time or close enough to your doctor's surgery. All you have to do is phone Luxicabs on 887000 and ask to book your taxi on the Parkinson's account for your journey there and back home again afterwards, and we will settle the account.
Buddy Club
Eileen Smith was asked recently if our branch has a scheme whereby an individual befriends a sufferer for maybe an hour a week, for a chat, or to read to them etc. etc. Do we have any supporters out there who could maybe spare some time to get this scheme off the ground. For further details please contact Eileen Smith on 737128.

 Sitting Service
Eileen Smith has been approached by a few carers to find out if anyone would be willing to sit with their loved one whilst they run errands occasionally, or just go to the hairdressers or even for a walk but feel they cannot leave their other half alone at home. If anyone is willing to help or if you are a carer who could use a sitter, then please phone Eileen on 737128.
Diary Dates
Mon - Saturday 20 - 25 April 2009 8.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Can Shake, Co-op, St. Peter
Friday May 1st 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night /Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Friday May 15th 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Fishing
Jack Schofield will be organising a trip to St. Catherine's Breakwater on Friday, May 1st 2009 starting with breakfast in the cafe at 10.30 a.m. followed by fishing from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome, breakfast will be funded by the branch and fishing tackle and bait will also be available for you to use. So why not pay us a visit, even if it's only to say "Hello".
Ten Pin Bowling
Jack Schofield is once again organising a bowls and lunch session at Jersey Bowl, St. Peter on Friday, 8th May 2009 at 12 noon. Lunch will be at approximately 1.15 p.m. This is a free outing for sufferers and carers and paying supporters are welcome to join us. Please phone Jack on 738328 to book, no later than Monday May 4th, 2009. Transport can be arranged. Please do try and join us, we usually have a great time.
Checkers Can Shake
Our second can shake takes place at Checkers, Plat Douet Road from Monday 18th May thru to Saturday 23rd May 2009. If you have not put your name down to help yet and are available to cover a two hour shift, Pam Turner would be delighted to hear from you and can be contacted by phone on 732710 (Please volunteer, before she volunteers you! Ha, ha.)
Party for Parkinson's
Our first party for this year takes place on Friday, May 29th 2009, when Piero and Eileen D'Ulivo invite us to their home, in Park Estate, St. Brelade, for a Jersey cream tea at 3.30 p.m. We will be having a book stall and raffle also. Tickets are priced at £5 each. Please contact Eileen D'Ulivo by phone on 747955 after the 15th May, as she and Piero are out of the Island at the moment.
Next meeting
Our next lunch will take place on Tuesday, April 28th 2009 at 12.30 p.m. for 1 o'clock and by way of a change will be going to the Red Rose Restaurant, Trinity. As we need to book for this venue, could you please contact Valma Le Feuvre by phone on 734044 if you would like to join us, no later than Friday April 24th 2009.
This is a free outing for sufferers and carers and paying supporters are welcome. Please let Valma know if you need transport.
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