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JULY 2007

Last Meetings
At our afternoon meeting last month Eileen Smith organised a quiz entitled "TV and Entertainment". The categories were soaps and sagas, drama and adventure, comedy and finally guess who. A lot of moaning went on with everyone saying they didn't watch telly that much 20 years ago, yet out of a total of 80 points Marg, Mary and Louise scored 64, Berni, Jack and Francis 61, and Valma, Pam and Ray 56.
Marian's antics and cryptic clues of course helped the teams a lot, and everyone laughed all afternoon. Refreshments followed with ample time to chat.
At our evening meeting Eileen Smith organised a proper quiz night with a variety of topics, jokers and a picture round. A total of five teams of three vied for top spot. Out of 102 points Valma's team scored 70, Piero's team 69 Kay's team 66, Pam's team 63 and Marg's team 61. Everyone complained that the little grey cells were not at their best after 8 p.m. at night, but the quiz mistress took no notice and carried on regardless, insisting that she could not put a quiz together aimed at 11 year olds all the time, but everyone pleaded that she should in the future. Laughter prevailed through the whole evening with everyone enjoying the nibbles with wine or grape juice.
Tea, coffee and biscuits with our usual raffle rounded off a very enjoyable evening.
This month's income from fundraising is as follows:-
6.6.07 Pampered Chef/Marg Le Quesne
Commission on Sales & Raffle £120.00
8.6.07 Sale of Foreign/Obsolete Coins £12.61
15.6.07 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
62 supporters raised £204.60
26.6.07 Raffle/Communicare
Members purchased tickets totalling £28.50
Donations via collecting boxes for June 2007 amounted to £364.95
6.7.07 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
65 supporters raised £208.75
8.7.07 Pitch Hospice FunDay/B & Q
Card sales amounted to £57.25
Diary Dates
Friday 3rd Aug 2007 8 p.m. Bingo Night/ Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Friday 17th Aug 2007 8 p.m. Bingo Night/ Devil's Hole, St. Mary
BBC Radio Jersey
The Association of Jersey Charities has organised a weekly interview on BBC Radio Jersey with charities giving an insight of how their organisation works, its aims and how it supports its members. Parkinson's turn is on Monday 23rd July 2007 between 10.15 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. when Sara Palmer will put Eileen Smith in the hot seat. Please encourage any Parkinson sufferer you know who is not a member of our branch to listen in. If you feel there is something you would like to share with the listeners about what being a member of Jersey branch means to you, then please contact Eileen on 737128.
Social Get-Togethers
Eileen Smith is organising a lunch on Friday 17th August, 2007 at Haute Tombette restaurant, St. Mary. (This is the old Butterfly Farm, now Maillard Auction Rooms) Time 12 noon for 12.15 p.m. This is a free outing for sufferers and carers. Paying supporters are welcome to join us. To book, please phone Eileen on 737128 no later than Sunday 12th August 2007.
Party for Parkinson's
Our next party is on Tuesday August 28th 2007, when Piero and Eileen D'Ulivo will be inviting us to their home "Uliveto", Park Estate, St. Brelade for a lasagne and Beetledrive night. Tickets cost £5 plus a bottle or a pudding and there will be a raffle. Please arrive at around 5.30 p.m. to eat at 6 o'clock. Please phone Eileen D'Ulivo on 747955 by Tuesday 21st August 2007. You are very welcome to join us just for the meal if you wish. Having postponed our BBQ & Beetledrive at John and Marguerite Davey's yesterday because of the weather forecasted, you now have the opportunity of joining us this Sunday, 22nd July at 2.30 p.m. Please contact Marguerite on 482357.
 Gun carriage pull
As previously mentioned, this year's fundraiser by the Jersey Sea Cadets takes place on Sunday September 9th, 2007, and they have chosen Parkinson's Jersey to be the recipients of monies collected on the day, during their 37 mile trek around the Island. The event commences at 9.00 a.m. from St. Saviour's Parish Hall, when the Lieutenant Governor will be sending them on their way.
We need your help
We need to provide lunch and afternoon tea for the 50 to 60 contingent.
Could you or any one in your family physically help or donate loaves of sandwiches, drinks, cakes, fruit, chocolate bars or money towards the catering costs?
The lunch is at Trinity Youth Centre between 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. and the afternoon tea is at St. Peter's Community Centre between 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
June Tredant, ably assisted by Ken Le Quesne, is in charge of the lunches and can be contacted by phone on 861744.
Marian Pitt, ably assisted by Lor Le Rossignol, is in charge of the afternoon teas and can be contacted by phone on 721927.
At the end of each leg of the gun pull, we need supporters to welcome the teams and to encourage the Sea Cadets to carry on.
Eileen Smith is in charge of the cheerleading, and no she won't be wearing a Ra Ra skirt! (Thank goodness for that, I hear you all cry). Phone Eileen on 737128 if you or any of your family can help. We need as many of you as possible to be at the start and the finish in Liberation Square.
Team spirit
Jersey branch will have its own team and our leg will be from St. Clement's Parish Hall to Grouville Parish Hall between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. Can you volunteer your sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, to make up the team of 8 or 10 or can someone push you in your wheelchair.
Team captain and co-ordinator is Valma Le Feuvre who can be contacted by phone on 734044.
Our treasurer, Pam Turner, is taking up the challenge, as is Jack Schofield who will be accompanying our team on his motorised scooter. Valma is threatening to ride on the gun carriage (not on Jack's lap I hasten to add). We need to sponsor our team, for forms please contact Valma on the above number. The final leg of the day, sees the sea cadets being marched through town by the Caledonian Piped Band. Can you come and shake buckets in the pubs (ending in Liberation Square at approximately 8 p.m.)?
It promises to be quite an experience for us all and we hope that all the teams have at least three Weetabix for breakfast that morning.
Next meetings
We next meet at Communicare, St. Brelade on Tuesday 24th July, 2007 at 8 p.m. We are delighted that two of the Neurocare team will be coming along to speak to us. Suki Douglas, our specialist nurse, will talk bout the changes going on within the Neurocare Service, and how this will affect you, and Emily West, one of the Occupational Therapists, will tell us about a course on Parkinson's she has just returned from in London and the benefits that may be able to help you. Please do come along, this will be an ideal opportunity to ask questions about any problems you may be experiencing.
Our next afternoon meeting takes place in the Resources Room at Overdale on Thursday 16th August, 2007, at 2.30 p.m. Please note this is the third Thursday, so as not to coincide with Battle of Flowers day. Eileen Smith will be hosting "Deal or No Deal". The contestant will be picked on the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits will follow.
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