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Cake stands raise £300

By Cathi Grainger

Back in 2016, Duncan and Sue Keir, along with Cathi and John Grainger started a fundraising initiative to make cake stands from donated plates that could be converted to cake stands. 

“Duncan the Drill” set about experimenting with various plates and decided that porcelain gave the best results.  After acquiring donated plates and some purchased from charity shops, a stock of various designs was constructed in an effort to cover every possible market need.

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New Drawing group

By Keith Howell

Most of us look at great works of art and think “I wish I could draw/paint like that”. Whilst that sentiment may be true, what isn’t true is that you can’t draw.

By following some methods and rules you will be amazed at what you can achieve after a very short time. Could you play a musical instrument or ride a bike when first presented with one?

Keith Howell is Continue reading New Drawing group

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Physiotherapy top tips

Annie Rainbow, Neurophysiotherapist, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 15 years and runs our PD Power activity

By Annie Rainbow

  1. THINK BIG – remember Parkinson’s will want to make movements small – it will do the bare minimum – it is lazy! So you deliberately need to make movements bigger.
  2. A DAILY DOSE OF EXERCISE Keep moving- exercise is now being seen as a type of medicine.
  3. POSTURE – you need to think about your posture NOW. Look in the mirror or take a photo and check that you are straight (left and right looks symmetrical and even as well as upright. It is never too early to start thinking about your posture.

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Penn Street Craft Fayre

By Cathi Grainger

There were reindeer, cushions, bags, wreaths, angels, Christmas cards and decorations amongst the myriad items for sale at a Craft Fayre at Penn Street Village Hall on 17 November 2017. 

Over the last few months, Terry Stevenson and her trusty elves, Rosemary Wilkinson, Jackie Connors, Chris Wells, Sandy Hale, Sue Wilkie, Gloria Balkewill and Cathi Grainger had been busy creating all the hand-made items. They raised a staggering £1,477 which will be donated to research into new therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s. Continue reading Penn Street Craft Fayre

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Daily dose of movement

Annie Rainbow, Neurophysiotherapist, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 15 years and runs our PD Power activity

By Annie Rainbow

People always ask ‘How much exercise do I need to do?’. Guidelines suggest to improve fitness and boost brain fitness you should aim to do 150 minutes of moderate (brisk walk) to vigorous (boxing, cycling) a week. That equates to 5 x 30 minutes per week. BUT that is the optimal amount. So don’t be put off by that and remember 10 minutes is better than none.

‘What type of exercise should I do and at what intensity’. The best Continue reading Daily dose of movement

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Paul Mayhew-Archer talk in Aylesbury

Comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer will be speaking at the Aylesbury branch meeting on Saturday 18 November (full details below) and up to 20 places will be available for members of our branch.  Places will be available on a first-come, first served basis and if you would like to go, please contact Cathi Grainger to confirm there are still places available.

Paul, diagnosed with Parkinson’sin 2011, is probably best known for  Continue reading Paul Mayhew-Archer talk in Aylesbury

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Christmas Concert

We’re really excited to announce our Branch’s first ever Christmas Concert at 7.30pm Friday 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a brilliant evening of entertainment to put us in the festive spirit. We’ll have a full programme of arias, carols and Christmas favourites from High Wycombe’s 90-strong “Everyone Can Sing Choir”, professional soprano Caroline Patterson and a brass quintet led by Craig Patterson on trumpet. Caroline has performed with opera companies including European Chamber Opera. Craig has played in West End shows and is a professional orchestra player and band leader. Continue reading Christmas Concert

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