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FEBRUARY 2003

Last Meeting
In January we of course held our A.G.M. as usual and we were pleased to see a good attendance, which we appreciate. The committee remains as before except that Yolande Pilnick did not stand for re-election and her place has been taken by June Tredant, who we are sure will be a valuable asset. Our thanks to Yolande for her efforts on behalf of P.D.S. and for agreeing to help us with future events when needed and when possible.
Pill Box for Sale
At the A.G.M. Peter Hobson brought along a fine pill box, of the type with a separate compartment for each day of the week. This is available at a price of only £5, so if you are interested please give Peter a call on 724660.
Winter Heating
Enclosed with this newsletter is a leaflet with tips and good advice on keeping warm in winter. We also have available booklets on armchair exercises which will help with mobility and get the blood circulating etc. These are not strenuous and could be ideal for some Parkinson's patients. If you would like a copy please call Roger on 731145.
Fundraising
28.1.03 Raffle/Communicare Tickets sold totalled £18.00
January Card Sales totalled £48.55
7.2.03 Bingo night
84 supporters raised £275.00
February Card Sales amounted to £39.85.
Diary Dates
Friday 7th March 2003 8 p.m Bingo Night at Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
Sat 8th March 2003 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Card stall St Peter's Parish Hall/Joint Charities Spring Fayre
A poster is enclosed, please display this in your car window, or in a shop you deal with or wherever it will be seen. Help needed with this event - please telephone Eileen on 737128.
Friday 21st March 2003 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Card stall Living Legend/Craft Workers Spring Fayre
Sat 22nd March 2003 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Card stall Living Legend/Craft Workers Spring Fayre. This will be on a rota basis, please telephone Eileen on 737128.
Subscriptions
Your receipt is enclosed, if you've paid, or a reminder is enclosed if you have not. If you do not wish to renew your membership, please let us know and we will delete your name from the mailing list. Thank you.

Social Get-Togethers
A supper is being organised on Friday 28th March 2003 at 6.15 p.m. for 6.30 p.m. at the Corbiere Phare. Please phone Eileen by Saturday 8th March if you would like to go. This is a free outing for sufferers and their carers. Transport can be arranged.
New Members
We would like to let new members know what is available to them:-
On Mondays at 3.15 p.m. at Georgetown Methodist Church Hall. Dao Yin class (this consists of gentle seated exercises/good for balance, strengthening muscles and a general feeling of well being).
On Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at Cheshire Homes.
Swimming (this is very friendly group activity, you do not need to be a swimmer. We all benefit from a heated pool and help is on hand to help you exercise tired limbs and have fun at the same time).
A taxi service is available to take you to and from doctors, hospital appointments etc.
All of the above are funded by the society and available to you as a sufferer. For further details telephone Eileen Smith on 737128. She will be ready to welcome you to any of the branch's classes or get togethers.
Holidays for sufferers
There has been little response to our offer to provide a free weeks holiday for less able bodied sufferers, with their carers, at Maison des Landes Hotel from 30th April. Other dates may also be available. Remember you only need to be a member of Jersey Branch and it would not matter if you have not previously been to any of our activities. Our aim is to help all sufferers and carers and you would not be in any way obligated to take part in anything that you did not wish to. If you are interested give Roger a call on 731145.
Next meeting
Our next meeting will consist of a light hearted quiz, of the trivia type and arranged in teams, so that anyone can join in. Roger and Joyce will be organising this and it will be at Communicare, St. Brelade as usual, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 25th February. We hope to see you th
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