The festive season got off to a flying start for the Trent Bridge Parkinson’s Café and the people it supports on 27th November with a Christmas lunch and a cheque presentation from the local relationship bank, Handelsbanken, that will help keep the vital service going in the New Year.
The Parkinson’s Café is a sub group of charity Parkinson UK’s Nottinghamshire branch and runs a monthly meet-up for people affected by the condition in the lounge area of the Welbeck Banqueting Hall. It provides an informal space for people to come together for information and advice and to form friendships with others in similar situations, while enjoying light refreshments.
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At the Christmas celebration, Ian Davys, Branch Manager of Handelsbanken West Bridgford, along with his colleague Jo Stanton, presented Parkinson’s UK with a cheque for £1,855 – which the staff raised by undertaking a sponsored ultra-triathlon in November.
Steve Moss, Parkinson’s Café Volunteer, said: “We are really grateful to Ian and his team at Handelsbanken for their support. When you’re completely dependent on donations like we are, every penny counts, as without support like this, nothing we do would be possible.”
Ian Davys from Handelsbanken added: “As a responsible member of the communities we serve, Handelsbanken raises money each year for many local charities throughout the UK. We are very grateful for the support of our customers and professional partners who, once again, gave very generously this year.”
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition characterised by tremor, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement. But not everyone will experience all of these. As well as symptoms that affect movement, people with Parkinson’s can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and hallucinations can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.
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The number of people with Parkinson’s in the East Midlands is an estimated 10,000 – with about 1,500 of those diagnosed living in or around Nottingham.
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, but there are a range of treatments to control the symptoms and maintain quality of life. However, there has been no major medical breakthrough for over half a century, which is why the charity invests heavily in research. Anybody looking for advice and information should check out the Parkinson’s UK website at www.parkinsons.org.uk.
Trent Bridge Parkinson’s Café meets on the last Tuesday each month between 10:00am and 12:00pm in the lounge area at Welbeck Banqueting Hall, Welbeck Road, NG2 7QW. In 2019 the first meeting will be on Tuesday 29th January.
Contact for enquiries – Trent Bridge Parkinson’s Café is Steve Moss – 07712 884 745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org