Wednesday, 6 April 2011
West Herts branch of Parkinsons UK
Today we chatted to Mike Peaker, the chairman of the West Herts branch of Parkisons UK. Someone is diagnosed with Parkinsons every hour, yet most people know very little about it. It is Parkisons awareness week next week, so today was a great opportunity for him to tell us a little about the charity!
The theme this year is 'Join Us', so it's all about getting people involved; whether you need friendship and support or you just want to help fundraise, there is a place for you! There is a lot going on locally and nationally including monthly meetings and activities. The support group also has a programme of events - in St Albans and the surrounding area this group is run by Janet Roberts.
No experience is needed to help out - you can simply put a collecting tin in your local pub, or throw together a coffee morning! For more information go to www.parkinsons.org.uk