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MAY 2006

Last Meeting
Eileen Smith organised a quiz night last month, each round with six to ten questions on a variety of topics from Games & Pastimes, The Letter 'B', The Name's the Same, The Good Book, Adjectivally Yours, finishing with a picture round Flying High. Teams played their joker when they thought they would do well in a particular round, thus doubling their score for that round.
Alf's team, The Medlock Marigolds scored 771/2 points out of a possible 92, beating Winston's team, The Cabot Carnations by just 3 points. Pam's team, The Turner Tulips came third just in front of The Laverty Lillies, followed closely by Piero's Peaches and Jill's Jelly Babies.
A good night's fun! Refreshments followed and we had our usual raffle.
Monies raised are as follows:-
21.4.06 Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole
72 supporters raised £232.40
21.4.06 Smartie Appeal
Donation Lor Le Rossignol £14.40
24.4.06 Stamp sales £30.00
25.4.06 Raffle/Communicare
Ticket sales amounted to £29.00
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for April 2006 totalled £119.19
Donations via collecting boxes for April 2006 amounted to £277.20
Awareness Week Can Shakes
A total of 100 hours were covered between the Co-op, St. Peter's and Checkers, Plat Douet Road.
Our treasurer, Pam Turner, would like to thank everybody who gave of their time to meet this commitment for our branch. £2,466.51 was collected and it was very worthwhile doing.
On behalf of the branch, Eileen would like to thank Pam for organising the rotas, transport for supporters and carers who do not drive, and trying to meet supporters who we have not actually met before during their time at either supermarket, as well as her own duty. Quite an undertaking I can assure you, and Eileen is so glad that she enjoys counting money!!
A tremendous team effort everybody, thank you all so very very much for helping us.
Thanks also to Ken Le Quesne for being chauffeur as well as Pam.
Awareness Week Information Day
Eileen, Marian or Suki were delighted to meet and greet so many of you, and very pleased that several of you joined the branch. We hope that we will be able to give you as much support as possible and in time that you will come along to a meeting or outing and meet fellow sufferers and carers. You will receive a monthly newsletter, and if you only want advice please do not hesitate to contact Marian Pitt on 721927.
One of our sufferers, Marg Le Quesne, is to be congratulated for producing the invitations and posters we sent out on her computer, as well as the display posters on the day. Well done that girl!!
Following on from the Information Day we now have several fact sheets available on the following:-
Handwriting and Parkinson's, drooling and swallowing in Parkinson's, falls and Parkinson's, freezing in Parkinson's, physiotherapy and Parkinson's, skin, scalp and sweating problems, pain in Parkinson's, sleep and night-time problems, restless legs syndrome, constipation, the keeping moving exercise programme and stem cell research and complimentary therapies. If you would like to read about any of the above symptoms that may be affecting you, please phone Marian Pitt on 721927.

 Collecting Boxes
Pat Le Herissier is awarded brownie points having placed ten boxes during April. Thank you so much Pat for this tremendous drive placing boxes on our behalf. If anyone else has ideas or contacts, please phone June Tredant on 861744.
Fishing Competition
The date will be Monday 22nd May 2006, between 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. We will be providing a picnic lunch also. Please contact Jack Schofield on 738328 if you would like to join us at St. Catherine's.
Race For Life
Yvonne Morgan, one of our sufferers, took part in this race on the 14th May and is asking if any of you would like to sponsor her. Please contact Yvonne on 483055.
Namibia Trek
Lynda Roberts, Graham & June Tredant's daughter left Jersey on the 14th May to start her attempt to cross the Namibian Desert and raise funds for the Parkinson's Disease Society U.K. We wish her well.
Sponsored Walk Longbeach/St. Aubin
The above walk was organised on the 4th March to raise the necessary sponsorship needed by the four ladies, including Lynda, taking part in the Namibia trek. Alison Hudson and her team are to be thanked and congratulated for organising the event and for the coverage in the Jersey Evening Post. £3,400 was raised, of which Jersey branch has received £1,000, for which we are extremely grateful.
Pub Crawl
To round off Awareness week, Suki Douglas and the Neurocare team organised a pub crawl on Friday 28th April from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to raise money for Parkinson's and the MS Society. Well done to them for raising £1316.23 plus a few euros on the night which has been shared between ourselves and MS. A truly wonderful result, thank you Neurocare!!
Diary Dates
Friday May 26th 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole, St. Mary (changed from the 19th)
Friday June 2nd 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Sat June 10th 2006 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pitch Car Boot Sale, St. Mary's Parish Hall
Friday June 16th 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Social Get-Togethers
Eileen Smith will be organising a supper at Corbiere Phare at 6.15 p.m. on Friday 9th June 2006. This is a free outing for sufferers and their carers. Paying supporters are very welcome to join us. Please phone Eileen on 737128 to book, no later than Monday 5th June, thank you.
Next meetings
We next meet at Communicare, on Tuesday 23rd May 2006 at 8 p.m when our speaker will be Mr David Le Maistre who will be showing a collection of slides of old Jersey postcards which should be very interesting.
We will have our usual raffle and refreshments will be served afterwards. Everyone is always very welcome to come along.
For those of you who showed a preference for afternoon meetings, our first one will take place on Thursday 25th May 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Resources Room at the New Overdale Centre.
Eileen will be organising a "Blockbuster" type quiz where you are given the first letters to the answer. We always have teams and some cryptic clues from the quizmistress whenever necessary. There will be a raffle and tea and coffee will be served afterwards. We are looking forward to welcoming a few new faces.
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