Staying aware of Parkinson’s in Chichester

Volunteer Myrtle Gray talking to June and Eddie Saunders about Parkinsons. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C130551-1

Volunteer Myrtle Gray talking to June and Eddie Saunders about Parkinsons. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C130551-1

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THE BATTLE to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease was evident in Chichester at the weekend, as fundraisers turned out for Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

The Chichester and Bognor Regis branch of Parkinson’s UK held street collections on Saturday and were encouraging people to put themselves in the shoes of a Parkinson’s sufferer, to see how it can affect everyday life.

Branch chairman Alan Mee said: “Our groups meeting in Chichester and Bognor endeavour to ensure that no one locally has to face Parkinson’s alone.

“We aim to have activities to help at various stages of Parkinson’s including a dance group, chair exercise group, our singing exercise group, social meetings and outings.

“Where we can’t give assistance we try to signpost folk to a source of help and guidance.

“All our work locally is funded by the generosity of good people in our area for which we are extremely grateful.”

For more information on the branch and Parkinson’s UK, contact Alan Mee on 01243 788539 or email alan.mee@virgin.net