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JULY 2006

Last Meetings
Our Scrabble afternoon last month was a great success. Those who attended were keen players armed with dictionaries, egg timers and a list of acceptable two and three letter words, the cunning players placing the high value tiles on the triple letter or word squares. Afternoon tea followed and we had a raffle as well.
At our evening meeting we were delighted to welcome Bob Kerley who is the Superintendant Registrar. He has worked at the Registry Office for 12 years having been superintendant of the Hong Kong police for 24 years previously.
He gave a very interesting and amusing talk about the odd and funny (ha! ha!) things that have happened at weddings. He also spoke of all the records held at the Registry Office for people tracing their family tree to the monies generated by making Jersey a wedding isle, as well as the laws about registrars and clergy. His relaxed manner made it a most enjoyable evening all round. Refreshments followed and we had our usual raffle.
We have had a steady income of funds over the last six weeks. The following monies being raised:-
10.6.06 Car Boot/Haute Vallee School
Sale of Goods £34.50
16.6.06 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
54 supporters raised £117.00
22.6.06 Raffle/Overdale
Total tickets sold amounted to £16.00
27.6.06 Raffle/Communicare
Members purchased tickets totalling £40.50
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for June 2006 totalled £99.12
Donations via collecting boxes for June 2006 amounted to £238.57
1.7.06 Car Boot/L'Auberge Du Nord
Sale of Goods £86.50
7.7.06 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
69 supporters raised £210.90
7.7.06 Smartie Appeal
Donation Lor Le Rossignol £14.80
Three Coins in the Fountain?
We were certainly blessed by the public's generosity from 24th March to 13th April 2006 when £240.00 was collected in the fountain in the Central Market.
Our thanks go to the Market's administrator for all his help.
Collecting Boxes
New locations are always being sought for our boxes and we thank Jack Schofield for placing one box during June.
Please contact June Tredant on 861744 if you have any ideas.
Aromatherapy Massage
It would be appreciated if Sarah Kean could be contacted direct on her mobile phone No: 07797 735121 and not at Neurocare thank you.
Are There any Fish Out There?
If there are, Jack Schofield would like to know where you are hiding!!
Our first attempt at St. Catherine's on May 22nd was postponed due to the blustery condition, but we had lunch at St. Catherine's Cafe instead and our second jaunt on June 20th, nothing was caught at all, nevertheless we had our picnic lunch and the afternoon was rounded off with afternoon tea at St. Catherine's Cafe. Thank you to Jack for all his efforts, trying to give our members a good time. We appreciate all the hard work he puts in behind the scenes preparing rods and tackle to loan out. We're ever hopeful that he'll catch a fish one of these days!

 Life and Laughter with Parkinson's
Leeds branch of PDS has produced a small booklet of poems, essays, short stories, jokes and trivia just to bring a smile to your day. Jersey branch is willing to subsidise the cost if any of our members would like to order a copy and would ask you to pay £1 towards postage. Contact committee member Eileen Palmer on 866419 if you are interested.
Diary Dates
Friday 21st July 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Friday 4th August 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Sat 12th August 2006 10.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Card stall RJA & HS Building, Trinity/St. Clement's Sports Club Fete.
If anyone could help, Eileen would be very grateful. Phone her on 737128.
Social Get-Togethers
Jack Schofield is organising a bowls session and lunch on Tuesday August 15th 2006 at 12 noon. Lunch will be at Goose on the Green at 12 noon and bowls will follow at 2.30 p.m at Jersey Bowl. Sufferers and carers will be asked to contribute £2 towards branch running costs and paying supporters are welcome to join us. Please contact Jack on 738328 no later than Friday 11th August. Everyone is very welcome to come along and transport can be arranged.
Party for Parkinson's
Eileen Smith will be hosting a Pampered Chef Kitchen Show and tea party at Bisley, Westbourne Avenue, Bagatelle Lane, St. Saviour on Tuesday August 1st 2006 at 3.15 p.m. Kate Curwood who is Marian Pitt's daughter will be doing the baking and Parkinson's will receive a commission on sales of kitchen utensils and accessories. There will also be a raffle. Please do come and support this fundraiser. Phone Eileen on 737128 and say yes.
Next meetings
We next meet at Communicare, St. Brelade on Tuesday July 25th, 2006 at 8 p.m when Eileen will host a "Deal or No Deal" type game show.
This is the "in" game show on telly at the moment presented by Noel Edmonds and to give you some idea of how it works I suggest you tune in to Channel 4 at 4.15 p.m. any weekday afternoon. Pam Turner will be our banker and Jack Schofield will be the contestant.
Our afternoon meeting this month takes place in the Resources Room at Overdale, Westmount on Thursday July 27th, 2006 at 2 p.m. when our speaker will be Margot Whiting.
Margot and her late husband were acrobats on the London stage many years ago. She has lots of photographs taken with famous celebrities. She is a very amusing storyteller and I am sure there will be lots of laughter that afternoon. Transport can be arranged for these meetings. Please phone Eileen on 737128.
Please note:-
Communicare is closed during August, but for the very first time we will be sending out a newsletter in August. We will be having an afternoon meeting at Overdale and an outing is planned for the Tuesday evening that we would normally be at Communicare
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