|Apologies for late
This newsletter is reaching you later than we would normally hope,
because our "production team" have been on summer holiday
and in July the fourth Tuesday in the month is very early. These two
events seldom coincide, but please accept our apologies for the little
notice before the next meeting. Please also remember that we do not
meet in August and there will be no newsletter then.
At our June meeting Eileen, assisted by June and Marian, organised
a horse racing evening, which proved to be a great success and we
are grateful to them and also to Alan for making the horses etc. and
Jack for marking out the course and providing some of the materials.
This is an event which we will be repeating, especially since we now
have the equipment.
Fundraising continues at a steady pace with the following monies being
14.6.03 Pitch/Corbiere Car Boot Sale
Sale of goods amounted to £75.85
21.6.03 Pitch/Corbiere Car Boot Sale
Sale of goods amounted to £95.70
24.6.03 Raffle/Communicare Tickets sold totalled £20.00
28.6.03 Pitch/Corbiere Car Boot Sale
Sale of goods amounted to £56.05
Card Sales for June 2003 £47.57
4.7.03 Bingo night
82 supporters raised £230.00
1.8.03 8 p.m Bingo night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Eileen would like to thank everyone who responded to her appeal for
'Stampers' stamps and duty free whisky for raffle prizes for the bingo.
You've overwhelmed Eileen with your generosity and she is extremely
grateful for your support.
27.9.03 10.00 a.m. 12.30 p.m.
Annual Coffee morning and Christmas card sale at Margaret Baker's.
Marian will be running the Bring and Buy stall. Phone her on 721927
if you can donate something. This year we are looking for cakes, groceries
and toiletries only.
Laser shooting and afternoon tea is planned for Thursday 21st August
2003 at 2 p.m. at Les Mielles, St Ouen and afterwards at the home
of John and Sue Hall.
Please phone Eileen on 737128 by 16.8.03 if you would like to join
in a fun afternoon out.
Bowls and lunch will take place on Tuesday 9th September 2003 at 11
a.m. firstly at Jersey Bowl then lunch is planned at the Portelet
Inn. Please phone Peter on 724660 by 5.9.03 if you would like to go
Whist and afternoon tea will take place at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 19th
September 2003 at "Bisley". Please phone Eileen on 737128
by 13.9.03 if you would like to attend.
||Maison Des Landes
Would you and your carer like a free weeks holiday next year? The
society will again be funding local holidays for those of you who
are unable to travel with us to the mainland. Eileen and Alan were
one of the couples who stayed there in May. It is a wonderful hotel
with very willing and pleasant staff geared up to people with special
needs. Excellent rooms and facilities, very good food with a chef
very happy to provide a good variety to tempt you, catering for special
dietary requirements as well. Daily outings are organised as well
as evening entertainment. If you would be interested in taking up
the society's offer please phone Eileen on 737128 by the end of August.
The time of year can be arranged to suit you.
Technique weekend workshop
Would you like to take part in an exciting project that could change
your way of life and help you manage and control your Parkinsons
symptoms better? If so, read on and don't delay in contacting Eileen
on 737128 to arrange an appointment for you.
Please keep the weekend of 29th August 1st September, 2003
The society is funding the services of an Alexander Technique teacher
from London who has specialised in working with and helping P.D. sufferers.
Our committee is very excited about this, and hopes that many of you
will benefit from learning better posture, a positive mental attitude
towards dealing with your Parkinsons and a general feeling of
well being. What have you got to lose?
Appointments will be arranged individually and in group sessions.
Phone Eileen now on 737128. Eileen is also going to need drivers for
that weekend, if you are available please phone her.
Please find enclosed a list of videos which have recently been donated
to the society.
They consist of war films, westerns and other action packed films
and will suit our male sufferers mostly. Phone Eileen on 737128 if
you would like to borrow any.
Liberation Day Charity Challenge
Tristran Cabot, the son of our member Winston, entered this event,
which consists of a walk or run from the waterfront to St. Aubin's
and back and he raised £80 on our behalf. Well done Tristran!
Our concert at St. Luke's Church on 27th June, with the Welsh choir,
The Cancer Challenge Singers, proved to be a great success and it
was possibly the best concert we have ever staged. The church was
full to the extent that we had to put out extra chairs at the back
of the church and we made a profit of over £1,200. Roger would
like to thank Nancy, Ken, Eileen and Joyce for helping with the refreshments.
Our next meeting will be early in the month on Tuesday 22nd July at
8 p.m. at Communicare as usual. The speaker will be Neil Smart, who
is the manager for the South West region of the Parkinsons Disease
Society and he will be keeping us abreast of latest developments.
We look forward to seeing you there.