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Walk for Parkinsons

This year there are 3 walks in our area supporting Parkinsons

  • 2, 3, or 6 mile walk at Wilton House, Salisbury on 15th July  –
  • 3 or 5 miles walks in the New Forest from Wilverley Car Park on 16 September –
  • 5, 8, 11, 16, 25.5 miles down the Test Valley to Romsey  on 14 October –

I hope as many of you as possible will sign up to walk some of these.


Parkinson’s Celebration Event

Thursday 12th April  (As part of Parkinson’s Awareness week)

1.30 pm – 5pm Studio Theatre

Tickets £ 3.50

This special event includes a singing and dancing workshop for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers and then the screening of a film called Kinetics, the Film: Where Parkinson’s Meets Parkour’ by  writer and actress Sue Wylie who has Parkinson’s and felt inspired to turn her successful stage play into a film.  She will be present at the event to talk about the film.

 Book for this event through The Point Box office on: 02380652333


Research Champion

I think that most of you are familiar with the social and information aspects of Parkinson’s UK central office. One further aspect that Parkinson’s UK wants to improve is participation in the research side.

To this end, they are setting up “Research Champions” in branches to raise the awareness of all the activities related to research that Parkinson’s UK supports, and I have volunteered to be the Research Champion for our Fareham branch.

Participating in research is not just taking part in clinical trials, which is of course important, but the activities include reviewing documents from central office or proposals for projects which central office might fund, or participating in the numerous questionnaires which researchers run in order to confirm they are researching in a productive area.

Parkinson’s UK run a “Research Support Network”  to disseminate  information and requests for help from the research community  (including government funded research councils, universities and NHS bodies). If you sign up for the Research Support Network, you will receive emails about research activities, including a monthly Research Round-up.  If you are not on email, I can supply paper copies of newsletters etc.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about these activities, please get in touch with me, either face-to-face at a branch meeting or via email or telephone.

My details are:-   Email                                                                              Tel:         01489 574960

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