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NOVEMBER 2007

Last Meetings
At our afternoon meeting last month Eileen organised a "Blockbuster" type quiz and teams were very evenly matched. Valma Le Feuvre and Berni Le Brocq scored 58 points, Margaret Carr and Jack Schofield 561/2, Alan Luce and Carol Le Brocq 551/2 and Pam Turner and Francis Le Brocq 49. Prizes were distributed and tea and biscuits followed.
At our evening meeting, Eileen organised Tabletop Horse Racing. Some horses were heavily backed, giving poor odds and others were rank outsiders. After four races no-one had won or lost a fortune, and a good time was had by all. Nibbles and soft drinks were enjoyed throughout the evening and tea, coffee and biscuits rounded off a fun night out.
Fundraising
Its the time of year, when we step up a gear, on the fundraising front, the following monies having been raised:-
11.10.07 St. Bernadette's Bingo
Proceeds of Football Card £10.00
19.10.07 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
59 supporters raised £168.50
19.10.07 Smartie Appeal
Donation Lor Le Rossignol £38.15
20.10.07 Coffee Morning & Christmas Card Sale
Donations £210.00
Raffle £257.00
Donations towards teas & coffees £80.00
Odds & Ends Stall £84.05
Cake & Groceries Stall £212.20
Teddies/Wool/Toiletries Stall £39.05
Books & Videos Stall £82.20
Car Boot Stall £32.50
Card sales £231.55
Total £1228.55
Thank you to everyone who helped beforehand and on the day.
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for October 2007 totalled £816.04
Donations via collecting boxes for October 2007 amounted to £91.31
1.11.07 Ambassadeur Hotel/St. Martin's Golden Age Lunch
Sale of cards £78.50
2.11.07 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
63 supporters raised £176.50
3.11.07 St. Mary's Community Centre
Sale of cards £48.65
Thanks to Betty & Eileen for manning this stall.
3.11.07 Communicare/Charity Market
Sale of cards £55.60
Thanks to Hedley, Marion, June & Lynda for manning this stall.
9.11.07 Sale of Stamps £325.73
9.11.07 Sale of Foreign/Obsolete Coins £27.15
Donations via collecting boxes for November 2007 amounted to £66.10
Collecting Boxes
We end the year on a high note with four boxes being placed in the last fortnight, three by Ken Le Quesne and one by Kerry Buesnel, Mimmie Taylor's grand-daughter. Well done and thank you to them.
More Telephone Numbers
Two more numbers for you, for Neurocare service.
Tel: 443524 Sarah Kean/direct line.
Tel: 444663 Zoya/Appointments clerk.
Prescriptions for Medication
The following drugs have now been released from the Hospital Pharmacy list and are available from your GP:-
Cabergoline, Entacapone, Pergolide, Ropinirole and Pramipexole 0.088mg only not the 0.7mg unfortunately.
Thank you very much
Eileen would like to thank everybody who has helped with fundraising throughout the year. Without your support and generosity we could not take on as many events as we do. Thank you one and all.
 Celebration Christmas Lunch
This year's lunch is on Sunday, 2nd December, 2007 at Les Ormes Golf & Leisure Club, Mont a La Brune, St. Brelade at 12.30 p.m. for 12.45 p.m. sharp. There will be a raffle and we are to be entertained by Mr. Eric Le Conte and his Barbershop Quartet. This is a free lunch for sufferers and carers who are members of the branch and supporters are welcome to join us. Ken and Marg Le Quesne are in charge of bookings and can be contacted by phone on 854769. A menu is attached for you to choose from. Can you please contact Ken & Marg no later than Sunday November 25th if you would like to come along. Numbers are limited this year and unfortunately we will not be accommodating late comers, thank you. Our Chairlady, Eileen Smith, has been awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Parkinson's Disease Society and it will be presented to her at the lunch, so we hope as many of you as possible will be there to join in the celebration.
Christmas Crafts Fayre
This event takes place this coming weekend at the Living Legend. Could you please display the enclosed poster. Thank you to everyone who has put their names down to man the Christmas cards stall.
Shopping by Phone
It has come to our attention that Checkers/Capital House in Bath Street will take your grocery shopping requirements over the phone and deliver them to your door for a nominal charge. So if you reply on family or friends to take you to the supermarket, there is no need to worry if they are unable to, for any reason. Just phone Checkers, Bath Street.
Diary Dates
Friday 7th December 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Saturday 8th December 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Christmas card stall/St. Mary's Community Centre Christmas Market
Friday 21st December 7.30 p.m. Christmas Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Friday 4th January 2008 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Friday 18th January 2008 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary
Next meetings
We next meet at Communicare, St. Brelade, on Tuesday, 27th November, 2007 at 8 p.m. when our speaker will be Catrina Ellery, who will be talking about and demonstrating gilding and gold leaf. I'm sure she will have some hints and tips for Christmas decorations, so please do come along. It is always important that we have a good turnout when a speaker is invited. Sherry and mince pies will be served and we will have our usual raffle and tea, coffee and biscuits will round off the evening. If anybody can help with transport, could you please phone Eileen on 737128.
Our afternoon meeting on Thursday, December 13th 2007 will be in the Resources Room at Overdale at 2.30 p.m. Suzie Maclagan, a senior physiotherapist specialising in neuro-habilitation and care of the elderly, who has recently returned to Jersey from the U.K., has expressed a wish to speak to our committee and members, to gain an understanding of the services available on the Island, has been invited to come along that afternoon to give us an insight into the kinds of treatments she can offer people in their own homes. It isn't often we get professionals coming along to speak, so I hope as many of you as possible will make an effort to attend this meeting. Refreshments will be served to round off the afternoon.
Compliments of the Season
Eileen and the committee would like to take this opportunity of wishing you a peaceful Christmas and hope that you have an enjoyable time with family and friends. If you are in need of help over the festive season, please contact Marian Pitt on 721927 or Eileen Smith on 737128 and they will do their utmost to help you.
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