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AUGUST 2009

Last Meeting
Last month twenty-two members joined us for a very enjoyable lunch at Devil's Hole and we were delighted to welcome some new members to the branch and some members whom we hadn't seen in a while.
Afterwards Eileen Smith organised a quiz with seven teams of three taking part. Ten rounds of ten questions stretched the brain cells. In most rounds all answers started with the same letter of the alphabet with a sports round and picture round on Olympic cities. Teams were able to play their joker during the quiz. Out of a possible 110 points the top team scored 87 and the lowest score was 61. A most enjoyable afternoon was rounded off by the prize-giving, raffle and a cup of tea.
Fundraising
Fundraising continues with the following monies being raised:-
June/July St. Peter's Market
Sale of goods by Jean Bellamy £353.00
11.7.09 St. Mary's Fete
Sale of cards £40.15
17.7.09 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
75 supporters raised £252.20
22.7.09
Sale of doll £5.00 28.7.09 Raffle/PDS Meeting
Tickets sold totalled £53.50
23.6.09 PDS Meeting
Sale of cards for July 2009 totalled £28.90
Donations via collecting boxes for July 2009
totalled £94.77
7.8.09 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
81 supporters raised £315.00
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Total £1,142.52
Concert in the Park
Friday July 17th was a wet and windy day and the Harmony Men decided to hold their concert in St. Luke's Church for the first time in ten years. The weather did not deter the audience and it was very pleasing to see the church full with standing room only at the back. It was a very informal evening with audience participation and wonderful to hear a male voice choir singing with such enthusiasm and strength. Eileen Smith was given the opportunity of speaking about Parkinson's and the branch's work and aims and Valma Le Feuvre read out parts of "A Letter to my Friends" originally written by a sufferer, to get across the message of day to day living with Parkinson's.
A retiring collection was taken totalling £633.32 towards branch funds. A big thank you go to the Harmony Men for choosing to support us with this concert and Eileen would like to thank the members who stood with buckets at the end of the evening receiving donations suitably attired in Parkinson's T-shirts.
Collecting Boxes
Two cans were placed last month, and thanks go to Pat Le Herissier and Ken Le Quesne for placing one each.
Webb Ivory Catalogue
The Christmas catalogue is now available and most of you will have had one delivered with this newsletter. Jersey Branch receives 40p in every £1 of cards and gifts sold. If you would like to place an order please contact Eileen Smith by phone on 737128. If any Neurocare clients would like a catalogue delivered please contact Eileen Smith by phone on 737128.

 Dao Yin Exercise
Just to mention to new members of the branch that this exercise class takes place in the Resources Room at Overdale every Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. Due to increasing numbers we are planning to put on another class at 2 p.m. quite soon. This all depends on the availability of the room etc. and our tutor's other commitments on a Monday.
If you would like to go along and see a session or try out some of the movements, please contact Ken Le Quesne by phone on 854769 for details.
Celebration Lunch
Jersey Branch is celebrating 20 years of its inauguration on Saturday, 31st October 2009 with a lunch at the Red Rose Restaurant at 12.30 p.m. for 1 .00 p.m. This is a free lunch for Parkinson's patients, their carers and our supporters who are members of the branch, and we hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join us on this very special day. Our guest speaker will be Peter Le Rossignol who is known to many of our members. We have invited several guests who have been involved with the branch over the years. It will also co-incide with "The Tenerfest" so to enable us to take over the whole restaurant we have to advise the Red Rose as soon as possible and would like you to contact Ken and Marg Le Quesne on 854769 no later than Saturday September 5th 2009 if you would like to come along. We would like to point out that there will not be a Christmas lunch, as well, this year.
Diary Dates
Friday Sept 4th 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night /Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Friday Sept 18th 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole, St. Mary.
Fishing
Jack Schofield will be organising a trip down to St. Catherine's on Friday, August 28th 2009. We will start with brunch at 10.30 a.m. and fish from 11.15 a.m until 2.30 p.m. High water is at 12.13 p.m. Everyone is welcome, if you are not interested in fishing then why not come along for the brunch and a chat with other onlookers. No need to ring Jack to put your name down, he will be at St. Catherine's from 10.15 a.m. come rain, shine or snow.
Coffee Morning
Please note that our Annual Coffee Morning and Christmas Card Sale takes place on Saturday, October 10th 2009 at St. Matthew's Glass Church, Millbrook from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Invitations for you to distribute to family and friends will accompany next month's newsletter.
Next meeting
We next meet for lunch at Devil's Hole, St. Mary on Tuesday, August 25th 2009 from 12.30 p.m. onwards. We will have our usual raffle, and there will be plenty time afterwards to mingle and chat. Transport can be arranged by phoning Ken Le Quesne on 854769. Please do try to come along, it is always a very friendly and informal gathering.


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