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OCTOBER 2008

Last Meetings
Before starting the quiz last month, Eileen Smith told members of her recent experience having just had a flying lesson the previous week which she had thoroughly enjoyed. Total points available from the quiz were 106 and the topics covered an ABC round, cryptic clues to popular flowers, the common word, the Gold Run from Blockbusters and a picture round where the name of the celebrity was required as well as the name they were born with.
Valma, Danny and Vi scored 831/2 points and not 98 as originally thought, Roger, Piero and Jack 821/2 Kay, Ken, and Carol 82, Marg, June and Joyce 811/2 and last but not least Peggy and Maureen 681/2 . Everyone received a prize and our raffle and refreshments rounded off a very enjoyable evening, even if the little grey cells were exhausted.
Fundraising
We keep generating a regular income each month, the following monies having been raised:-
June - September 08 St. Peter's Market
Goods sold by Jean Bellamy £298.00
19.9.08 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
68 supporters raised £211.25
23.9.08 Raffle/Communicare
Members bought tickets totalling £31.00
Card sales and Webb Ivory catalogue orders for September 2008 totalled £255.79
Donations via collecting boxes for September 2008 totalled £419.28
2.10.08
Sale of coins £14.86
3.10.08 Bingo/Devil's Hole
60 supporters raised £185.50
11.10.08 Coffee Morning/St. Matthew's Glass Church Hall
Donations £65.00
Raffle £305.00
Donations/Teas & Coffees £120.00
Cakes & Groceries £200.50
Books & Videos £49.90
Car Boot Stall £260.60
Christmas Card Sales £261.00
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£1262.00
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Total raised £2677.68
Collecting Boxes
Two boxes were placed last month and we thank Kerry Buesnel and Eileen Palmer for their efforts.
Guernsey conference 2008
Congratulations go to Guernsey branch for an excellent conference at the beginning of the month. Eileen would like to thank Suki, Sandra and Katie from Neurocare for travelling with us and I am sure they will be passing on to you everything they learnt during the weekend.
Well done to our five sufferers who made the effort to travel and for being in such good spirits. Eileen knows you all benefited from the workshops you were able to attend.
We thank Chairman John Button and Secretary Penny Sarchet for welcoming us and for their hospitality during the weekend.
Coffee Morning
Once again our annual coffee morning and Christmas Card sale was a huge success. Eileen would like to thank all the helpers who manned the stalls, it was truly a joint team effort this year. Eileen was also delighted to meet some of our newer members and thank them for making themselves known to her. We look forward to seeing some of you at our gym sessions or a social gathering
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 "Thought for the Day" from the Grandson of a PD Sufferer
"For me, I don't know him, as any different, and I love him as my grandad that it makes no difference to me that he's got Parkinson's".
Foreign/Obsolete Currency
Please contact Ken Le Quesne on 854769 if you have any old bank notes or foreign coins that you would like to donate to the branch.
Used Stamps
Eileen Palmer can be contacted by phone on 866419 if you have any used stamps to give us.
Christmas Crafts Fayre
The Jersey Craft Workers Christmas Fayre this year is again at the Living Legend on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd November 2008 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Parkinson's will once again be having a stall selling our Christmas cards which will be run on a rota basis.
If you can man the stall for a couple of hours on either day please contact Eileen Smith by phone on 737128.
Please display the enclosed poster. Jersey branch will once again be receiving a third of the raffle proceeds being organised by the Craft Workers and tickets are available from Eileen Smith costing £1 each.
Diary Dates
Friday 7th Nov 2008 8 p.m. Bingo/Devil's Hole.
Friday 21st Nov 2008 8 p.m. Bingo /Devil's Hole.
Saturday 22nd Nov 2008
Sunday 23rd Nov 2008 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Card Stall at the Living Legend.
Social Get-togethers
Jack Schofield is organising ten pin bowling and lunch at Jersey Bowl, St. Peter at 12 noon on Friday 31st October 2008.
This is a free outing for sufferers and carers and paying supporters are welcome to join us.
Please phone Jack on 738328 no later than Monday 27th October if you would like to come along to what is always a fun time together. Transport can be arranged.
Christmas Lunch
The branch's Christmas lunch is a little earlier this year and will be held at Les Ormes Golf Club, Mont a La Brune, St. Brelade on Sunday, November 30th 2008 at 1 p.m.
This is a free lunch for sufferers and carers who are members of the branch. Supporters are welcome at a cost of £15 each.
Ken and Marg Le Quesne are once again in charge of bookings and a copy of the menu is enclosed.
Please contact them on 854769 to book and also give them your choice of food, by Monday 17th November.
Next meeting
We next meet at Communicare on Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 8 p.m. when our speaker will be Maureen Manion. Maureen is renowned for her humorous tales and hopefully she will be recounting stories about her "Toyboy-Tarquin". I am sure this will be an evening of fun and laughter. We will have our usual raffle and refreshments will be served with plenty time to chat afterwards. Everyone is very welcome to come along. If you need transport please phone Ken Le Quesne on 854769 or Eileen Smith on 737128.
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