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MARCH 2005

Last Meeting
Last month we were joined by Mr. Fred De La Perrelle who was a crew member on the Jersey Clipper 2003. He gave us an account of his experiences and also showed slides about this yacht race which was a trip of a lifetime for him. He joined the race at Equador and sailed 4,000 miles to New York, New York to Halifax Nova Scotia, all the way down to Jersey, then from Jersey to Bristol and finally on to Liverpool. The watches were four hours on, four hours off and everyone helped with all the duties as the boat had to be kept clean and in tip top condition to face some of the gruelling sea conditions. At other times there was no wind at all and progress was very frustrating. He will always have wonderful memories of team spirit, and what he achieved sailing wise. The evening finished with Eileen reading an ode about "An Escaped Prisoner", our normal raffle and refreshments.
11.2.05 Eclipse Hair Design
Sale of teddy bears £40.00
18.2.05 Bingo/Devils Hole
53 supporters raised £96.15
22.2.05 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets sold amounted to £16.00
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for February 2005
amounted to £107.75
Monies from collecting boxes for February 2005
totalled £235.00
4.3.05 Bingo/Devils Hole
62 supporters raised £153.05
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2005
National Awareness Week this year is from 11th - 17th April.
We have joined forces with Guernsey Branch and will be advertising on Channel Television. Three ten second adverts will be broadcast every day for the whole week. We are targeting Parkinson’s sufferers who have not made contact with the branch. Sadly there are many sufferers on the island who do not wish to become members. Whilst we respect their decision, for whatever reason, we are unable to offer them help and friendship and it is our aim to remedy this. If you know of anyone who has Parkinson’s, and hasn't made contact with us, now is the time to encourage them to join!! Phone Eileen Smith on 737128 if you need information sheets or leaflets. We will be selling tulip lapel pins for £1. If you would like some, please phone June Tredant on 861744. We hope to have our usual can shakes at the Co-op. Details are not yet finalised, but if you can rattle a can for us, for a couple of hours please phone Eileen Smith on 737128.
With reference to the "Party for Parkinson’s", Jack Schofield is inviting friends round for lunch, Marguerite Davey is going to organise a card party, Eileen Smith will be showing the video "Ladies in Lavender" with afternoon tea, and Graham and June Tredant and daughter Lynda will be hosting a garden party in June.
We hope to have the usual media and radio coverage sometime during April
Webb Ivory Catalogues 2005
Eileen would like to thank all of you who have placed orders so far totalling £675.00, and sends apologies to those of you who didn't receive a catalogue last month. Due to Eileen getting the flu, about ten newsletters had to be posted, but she is pleased that you will have now received your catalogue with this month's newsletter.
 Collecting Boxes
Another five boxes were placed during February and thanks go to Eileen Palmer, Pam Turner, Jack Schofield and Eileen Smith for their efforts. Please phone June Tredant on 861744 if you can suggest any new places for our boxes.
Neurocare has Moved Office
The Neurocare service's new address is a follows: William Knott Centre, Westmount, St. Helier, Jersey C.I. JE2 3LP. The phone numbers remain the same 623077 and 623050. Suki, Sandra, Sarah and Jean are only a phone call away and will do their utmost to help you with any problem that may arise.
Please find enclosed a leaflet from the Jersey Association of Carers Incorporated for your spouse/partner which is self explanatory.
Subscriptions 2005
There are still a few of you who have not yet renewed your membership for this year and Pam Turner encloses a friendly reminder. We do not want to send round the heavy brigade (Ha!! Ha!!) so please get in touch with Pam on 732710.
Itex Walk
This year's Around the Island walk takes place on Saturday June 18th, 2005.
Our application for funds has been successful and we have been asked to find six people to help on the day. Either to man a checkpoint or to help move walkers' bags from one checkpoint to another. You can pick the time of day that suits you best. Please contact Eileen Smith on 737128 and she will forward your name and address to the co-ordinator at Itex.
London Marathon
The London Marathon this year takes place on Sunday 17th April 2005.
Mr David Richardson will be taking part and raising funds for research into Parkinson’s. To raise awareness and to get sponsorship, Dr Howard Gibson will be giving a lecture "An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease" in the Halliwell Theatre at the General Hospital, on Friday 8th April 2005 at 7.30 p.m. It is very important that as many of us as possible attend.
Diary Dates
Fri 18th March 2005 8 p.m Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St Mary.
Fri 18th March 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat 19th March 10.00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Card stall at Living Legend Re: Crafts Fayre.
Fri 1st April 2005 8 p.m Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St Mary.
Fri 15th April 2005 8 p.m Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St Mary.
Social Get-Togethers
Eileen Smith is organising afternoon tea and a chat at the Living Legend on Friday 22nd April, 2005 at 3 p.m. Contact Eileen on 737128 by Saturday 16th April if you would like to go along. Transport can be arranged. Sufferers and carers will be asked to pay £2 towards a fund raising project in 2006. Paying supporters are welcome to join us.
Next meeting
We next meet on Tuesday 22nd March, 2005 at 8 p.m at Communicare, St Brelade. Our speaker will be one of our supporters Marjorie Syvret, who will show us a video about the work at the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norwich and will talk about her involvement in preventing cruelty to animals. Marjorie is actively involved here in Jersey in drafting new laws being introduced to prosecute individuals who are cruel to animals.
A collection will be taken afterwards towards the invaluable work done at Redwings. We will have a raffle and tea and coffee will be served.
Easter cards will be on sale as well as birthday cards and wrapping paper etc
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