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JANUARY 2005

Welcome to 2005
Eileen and the Committee wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at our meetings and outings.
Last Meeting
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our November meeting and in good voice as well, to join the St. Lawrence Singers in a trip down memory lane. Many songs were favourites of the choir and it was good to see everyone singing along. The mince pies and sherry afterwards went down a treat.
Fundraising
The last couple of months of the year are very hectic as far as fundraising goes, and last year was no exception, the following monies being raised:-
12.11.04 Card stall/Pinewood Residential Home Card sales totalled £200.26
Donation £10.00
Thanks go to Nancy Le Brun for organising this for us and to Eileen Crabb and Joy Robbins for inviting us again to Pinewood.
16.11.04 Donation to Smartie Appeal £14.00
18.11.04 Card stall/Quennevais School Xmas Fayre Card sales amounted to £95.64
19.11.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
56 supporters raised £140.80
19/20.11.04 Card Stall/Xmas Craft Fair/Living Legend
Christmas Card sales totalled £290.40
Thank you to everyone who manned the stall.
23.11.04 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets sold totalled £40.00
Card sales & Webb Ivory orders for November
totalled £1230.05
Thanks go to Betty Grihault for her continued efforts getting orders from the catalogue and to Sue Smith and Cindy Le Feuvre for selling cards at their place of work.
3.12.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
60 supporters raised £164.60
5.12.04 Raffle/Xmas lunch
Tickets sold totalled £100.00
Our thanks go to Charlie & Eileen Palmer for donating the toiletries hamper.
11.12.04 Card stall/St. Mary's Community Centre
Card sales amounted to £59.50
16.12.04 Donation to Smartie Appeal £13.20
17.12.04 Xmas Bingo/Devils Hole
79 supporters raised £790.80
A big thank you goes to all the raffle prize donors. A total of 95 prizes were given for that night, and thank you also goes to Hedley and Eileen for all their hard work, which make these bingo sessions so popular with the supporters.
Card Sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for December 2004
totalled £842.62
5.1.05 Sale of goods £11.50
7.1.05 Bingo/Devils Hole
60 supporters raised £124.40
Welcome to our New Members
Several new sufferers have joined or made contact with the branch over the last few months.
Jersey Branch has a lot to offer you besides support and friendship. We fund weekly Dao Yin exercise classes, Alexander technique lessons, swimming sessions at the Cheshire Homes heated pool, taxis to and from hospital and doctors appointments as well as meals out, ten pin bowling and many more social activities. We'd love you to join us. If interested in any of the above, phone Eileen Smith on 737128 for a chat.
West Park/Corbiere Walk
On the 23rd October 2004 Eileen's god-daughter, Carol Grihault, organised and took part in the above walk, when 16 walkers completed the course in between two and two and a half hours and raised a magnificent £744 for us. At Carol's request a piece of medical equipment for research will be purchased. Carol's parents. Bert & Betty Grihault, must be thanked for providing drinks for the walkers and being traffic marshalls. Well done everyone and thank you Carol
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 Carol Concert
The Songsmiths were in full voice on 8th December at St Andrews Church singing traditional and modern Christmas songs, intermingled with seasonal poems. A retiring collection was taken and raised £202.52 towards branch funds. Thanks go to Nancy Le Brun and her team and to the Churchwardens of St Andrews Church for all their help and of course to The Songsmiths for giving up their time on our behalf.
Collecting Boxes
Over the last couple of years we have lost a few boxes due to theft, and are now looking to place new boxes where there is a more desirable cliental rather than passing trade. Can you help? Please ask your chemist, hairdresser or nearby restaurant if they would be willing to have one of our boxes. Please contact June Tredant on 861744 and she will arrange to deliver one. Thank you.
Shop Mobility
Shop Mobility is coming to Jersey and should be up and running by Easter. 14/15 spaces will be available on the lower ground floor of Sand Street car park where you will be able to leave your car and take a motorised scooter to town to do all your shopping. If you have any questions please contact Mr Edward Trevor on 07797 736797 who is the co-ordinator.
Aromatherapy Massage
Would you like regular gentle massage treatments to ease your aches and pains? Sarah Kean at Neurocare has now completed her courses and can offer this service at the William Knott Day Hospital probably on a Thursday of each week. The society is willing to fund an introductory treatment free of charge thereafter the cost will be £25.50 for a three quarter hour session at William Knott Centre or £28.00 for a three quarter hour session at home. If interested contact Eileen Smith on 737128 to discuss your needs.
The Journey: Parkinson’s Disease
Please find enclosed an article written by Mary Baker, the President of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Subscriptions
It is that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership, and we are delighted that the sub still remains at £5, whether you are a sufferer, carer or supporter.
We feel that it is very important for you to receive the monthly newsletter to keep you in touch with the branch and its activities. Please send your payment with the attached remittance to our Treasurer Mrs P. Turner, La Ronde, Rue de Maupertuis, St. Clement, Jersey C.I. JE2 6NG.
Please make cheques payable to:- Parkinson’s Disease Society.
For Sale
Mercury 48 Wheeltech motorised scooter. Purchased 5/3/04 and used for three months. Top speed 8 miles per hour. Rain cover and battery included. Asking £1,000. Contact Mrs Ballance tel 499244.
Diary Dates
Friday 21 Jan 2005 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Friday 4 Feb 2005 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Social Get-Togethers
Eileen is organising a supper on Friday 11th February at 6.15 p.m for 6.30 at The Corbiere Phare. 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 Saturday 5th February, 2005 to book.
June Tredant is organising a Beetledrive on Monday 28th February 2005, at 2. St Brelade's Park at 6.45 for a 7 o'clock kick-off. Please phone June on 861744 by Monday 21st February 2005, if you would like to come along. Tickets are £2.
Next meeting
We next meet on Tuesday January 25th 2005 at Communicare, at 8 p.m. It will be the Annual General Meeting which is very short and informal. A copy of the agenda is attached, and if anyone wishes to stand for office, please write to the Secretary, Mrs Maureen Le Feuvre, 6 Maison D'Azette, La Grande Route de la Cote, St. Clement, Jersey C.I. JE2 6FD no later than Saturday January 22nd 2005, giving the names of your proposer and seconder who must by members of the society. Once the proceedings are over we will enjoy a finger buffet and wine and there will be plenty of time to chat. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible
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