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NOVEMBER 2004

Last Meeting
Eileen organised a quiz last month with six teams of three members taking part. It was in the form of the blockbuster TV quiz "Gold Run", when the first letters of the answer are given with a relevant question helping to get the answer. The top team scored 34 points and the last team scored 231/2 points. The teams were very evenly matched and there was plenty of laughing throughout, mostly at Ken Le Quesne's expense for which Eileen made her apologies at the end of the evening and everyone knew she was only pulling his leg!!
Fundraising
15.10.04 Bingo Night
57 supporters raised £115.00
26.10.04 Raffle/Communicare
Members bought tickets amounting to £24.00
30.10.04 Coffee Morning/St. Andrews Church Hall
Raffle £185.00
Coffee sales & donations £89.40
Books sold £80.10
Cakes & groceries sold £224.95
Card sales £381.00
Bric-a-brac sold £132.95
Toiletries sold £82.85
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Total takings £1176.25
Eileen would like to express her sincere thanks to everyone who helped make that Saturday morning the huge success that it was.
Webb Ivory Catalogue sales for October 2004
totalled £620.00
5.11.04 Bingo Night
55 supporters raised £113.75
6.11.04 Charity Card Sale/Communicare
Card sales totalled £64.85
Thank you to our helpers who manned the stall.
Membership of P.D.S. UK
All of you who receive this Newsletter are members of P.D.S. Jersey. Probably most of you also belong to P.D.S. UK but there may be a few of you who do not. This is not a membership drive but an opportunity to tell you what you are missing out on. As a member of P.D.S. UK you would receive a quarterly magazine called THE PARKINSON. If you want to learn more about the condition - how to manage it - how other people cope - where research is at present - plus many good tips to help both the sufferer and the carer - you are recommended to join the P.D.S. UK. The annual member ship is only £4. If you are interested, do speak with Pam Turner, tel: 732710 or Eileen Smith tel: 737128.
Happy 15th Birthday Jersey Branch
Our branch was inaugurated on the 31st October 1989 so we decided to have a party this year to celebrate. On Sunday 31st October a buffet lunch was enjoyed by 44 members at St. John's Parish Hall and we were entertained by a pianist who had us all singing and organised "name that tune" music as well. A big thank you goes to Valma Le Feuvre for all the organisation and to her sons for putting up the tables and organising the car parking and especially to her three grand daughters who served and waited on tables. Thanks go also to June Tredant for baking and donating the cake. It was a good time to reflect on the branch's achievements over the years, and to thank the many people who have worked so hard to make the branch the success that it is today.
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 Diary Dates
Thurs 18th November 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Christmas card stall at Quennevais School Xmas Fayre
Fri 19th November 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole.
Fri 19th November 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat 20th November 10.00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Card stall at Living Legend/Craft Workers Xmas Fayre
Please display enclosed poster.
Fri 3rd December 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole.
Sat 11th December 10.00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Card stall at St. Mary's Community Centre.
Fri 17th December 8 p.m Christmas Bingo/Devil's Hole. Raffle prizes needed please.
Fri 7th January 2005 8 p.m Bingo/Devil's Hole.
Social Get-Togethers
Jack Schofield will be organising lunch on Tuesday 11th January 2005 at 12 noon at the Goose on the Green followed by bowls at Jersey Bowl at 2 p.m. Sufferers and carers will be asked to contribute £2 towards branch running costs. Paying supporters are welcome to join us. Phone Jack on 738328 by Saturday 8th January if you would like to come along. Transport can be arranged.
Christmas Lunch
Our Christmas lunch this year will be on Sunday December 5th, 2004 at the Monterey Hotel, St. Saviour's Road at 12.30 p.m. for 1 p.m. Sufferers and carers will be guests of the branch and supporters who are members are welcome to join us at a cost of £15. Please phone Eileen Smith on 737128 no later than December 1st if you would like to come along.
Carol Concert
We are delighted that The Songsmiths have once again agreed to lead an evening of Christmas music for us on Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 at 8 p.m. at St Andrews Church, First Tower. There will be a retiring collection and refreshments will be served afterwards in the church hall.
Could you please display the enclosed poster and if anyone is able to make mincepies could you please contact Nancy Le Brun on 733867.
Hospital Pharmacy
It has been brought to our attention that some of you are experiencing difficulties with your prescriptions from the hospital pharmacy, either shortages or wrong medication. If you have any problems please contact Suki Douglas at Neurocare on 623077 and she will help you if she can.
Next meeting
We next meet at Communicare on Tuesday 23rd November 2004 at 8 p.m. The St. Lawrence Singers will be coming along to entertain us and you will be invited to join in with some of the popular songs. The group are Friends of St. Lawrence Church led by choir mistress Betty Grihault, accompanied by Audrey Moody on piano/keyboard and Andre Valin on accordion. Please come along to what promises to be a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. I'm sure we can push the boat out and have sherry and mincepies as well as tea and coffee.

We do not send a newsletter in December so on behalf of the committee we send you all our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, and on a personal note could I thank you for all the support you have given me during my first year in office as chairlady of the branch
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