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MAY 2004

Last Meeting
We were delighted and privileged to welcome Professor David Latchman to our meeting last month. Professor Latchman is a professor of human genetics at the University College London. He gave an in depth presentation of his work researching the causes of Parkinson’s Disease, and explained how the pieces of medical equipment which Jersey branch has purchased for his projects has helped his work.
It was also pleasing that so many of our members attended. There is hope, and your committee is committed to making a difference in your lives if given the opportunity.
Welcome
The committee would like to welcome new members who have joined the branch over the last month. We can offer you Dao Yin exercise classes, swimming at the Cheshire Homes pool and a taxi for hospital and doctors appointments. For details phone Eileen Smith on 737128.
Fundraising
16.4.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
69 supporters raised £160.60
20.4.04 Smartie Appeal
Donation received £14.20
20.4.04 Lending Library
Sale of videos, CDs & tapes £40.00
26.4.04 Re: Late Joan Edmonds Estate
Sale of Diamond Eternity ring £750.00
27.4.04 Raffle/Communicare Tickets sold totalled £36.00
April 2004 card sales totalled £40.50
1.5.04 Sale of goods 12.00
7.5.04 Bingo Night/Devils Hole
70 supporters raised £178.00
Hedley and Eileen would like to thank everyone who have given raffle prizes over the last month, and to those travelling over Easter who brought back duty frees and donated them as well. We are very grateful for your generosity.
Co-op Collections
A big thank you to everyone who rattled a can during Awareness Week. On Saturday April 17th at Grande Marche we collected £246.23 and on Tuesday, April 20th at St. Peter collected £296.38 making a total of £542.61.
Say It With Flowers
St. Saviour's Nurseries in Guernsey will donate 15% of the value of your order to the Parkinson’s Disease Society. Tel 01481 265521/265878 for details and prices.
Birthday Cards
The society holds a good stock of greetings cards. If you would like a selection please phone Eileen on 737128 who will arrange to have them delivered with your newsletter. Our prices are very reasonable and for every £1 you spend Jersey branch receives 42p approximately.
Used Stamps
We are still collecting used stamps. Please bring them along to the meeting or contact Roger Marriott on 731145 or Eileen Smith on 737128.

Across Trip to Lourdes
Graham Tredant and Alan Smith have been selected to travel with the Across group to Lourdes for a week on the 21st May and we wish them a safe journey and hope they have a good holiday.
On the Run
As mentioned in the JEP during Awareness Week Lynda Roberts (Graham and June Tredant's daughter) will be taking part in the Great North Run on the 26th September 2004. To support Lynda in her fundraising efforts on our behalf we enclose a sponsorship form and would ask you to collect as many donations as possible. We know this is not easy for many of you and if you prefer just to send Lynda a small donation she will be delighted to have had your support. Good luck Lynda.
Anyone for Croquet
The Jersey Croquet Club is organising a charity event on Saturday 12th June, 2004 and have nominated the Parkinson’s Disease Society to be the beneficiary. Entry is £5 per person with 2 players in each team, no previous experience is necessary and all the equipment will be provided. Please contact Eileen Smith on 737128 ASAP for an entry form, if you would like to take part..
Diary Dates
Fri 4th June 2004 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Fri 18th June 2004 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Social Get-Togethers
Jack Schofield is organising ten pin bowling at Jersey Bowl on Tuesday 8th June 2004 with lunch beforehand at Goose on the Green at 12 noon. Please contact Jack on 738328 if you would like to join us. This is a free outing for sufferers and carers. Paying supporters are very welcome to come along.
June Tredant is organising a Beetle Drive at 2, St. Brelade's Park on Thursday 17th June, 2004 at 6.45 p. m. for a 7 o'clock start. Please phone June on 861744 if you would like to join in. It's mad, it's noisy, but it's good fun and it's a freeby.
Eileen Smith is organising a Whist Drive and bangers and mash supper on Monday 28th June 2004 at 5.30 p.m. at Bisley, Westbourne Avenue, St. Saviour. Tickets are £2.50 and everyone is welcome. Phone Eileen on 737128 if you would like to join us.
Next meeting
We meet at Communicare on Tuesday May 25th 2004 at 8 p.m. for horse racing organised by Eileen Smith, so come and place your bets folks you may win a bob or two. The bookie isn't biased, but Eileen can assure you that Parkinson’s funds may swell that night. You're guaranteed a fun evening
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