Tracey is encouraging people in and around Medway to help raise awareness for Parkinsons by getting involved in the activities planned for the campaign week between 18th- 25th April.
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. We know that Parkinson’s can make people feel frightened, isolated and alone. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s and everyone affected by the condition will feel more able to take control and live life to the full in a ‘Parkinson’s friendly’ society.
In Medway, there are two active Parkinson’s UK groups: the Medway Towns Branch and the Working Age Group. Both groups have activities planned for Parkinson’s Awareness Week, 18th -24th April 2016, and Tracey is encouraging the Medway public to join in with the fun at the various awareness events. It’s about raising funds but it’s also about telling people about this condition, how it affects both those who have it and their friends and families, and where and how to access the support that can make life that little bit easier.
TheWorking Age Group -MedwayMaritime Hospital by the Friend’s Shop from 10am to 3pm.
Book Signing: EmmaLawton Author of “Dropping theP- bomb!”
Tombola with lots of prizes!
The WorkingAge Group -Rainham Healthy LivingCentre from 9am to 12 noon.
Organise your blood tests so that you can pop in for a chat and try your hand at some of the table games – test your dexterity! How shaky are your hands?
TheWorking Age Group rather ambitiously has two awareness events.
· HealthyLiving Centre in Rochester at The Delce from 9am to 12 noon.
o The tombola will be travelling with this party
· Innovation Centre on Marconi Way, just up the road from the Delce from 9am to 3pm.
o Try your luck with the raffle!
Friday 22nd April .
Medway Branch – Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre. 10am to 6pm (same for Friday)
Information Resources – come and talk to us, we have a wealth of knowledge to share
Friday 22nd is one of the “big” days in Parkinson’s Awareness Week as it has been designated as the day to “Use Your Head”. Parkinson’s UK are asking people all over the Medway Towns to get involved by making a small donation to wear something smart, stylish or downright silly on their head for a whole day! Whether you wear a funny hat, don some bunny ears or even sport a tinsel wig, there’s something everyone can do. They would love it if schools, clubs, offices and shops across Medway would join in and “Use Their Head” for a day. Don’t be surprised if you walk into your local accountants and find the staff in stunning titfers!
Saturday 23rd April
The Working Age Group and Medway Branch – Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.
As for Friday but with Book Signing by Jane Cullen – Author of’Say That Again’ . Jane’s experiences with Parkinson’s
You can find out more at: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/use-your-head#sthash.6cXKB05u.dpuf