Our new format Care and Share meetings will begin on Monday 19 March, 10.45 – 12.00 noon at the Kings Roast Coffee House, Amersham. Thereafter, our Care and Share meetings will be at the same time and place on the third Monday of the month for a further two months of a trial period. Come and help us make it a success! Continue reading New Care and Share
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Are you interested in marketing and publicity and want to make a difference to those affected by Parkinson’s?
Our branch is looking for a Marketing and Publicity Volunteer to help build our profile and communicate with the local community. Anyone can apply for this role – you don’t have to have a connection with Parkinson’s.
Through this role you will Continue reading Marketing and Publicity volunteer
Is tremor your prime Parkinson’s symptom?
If so, would you like to help test and develop a prototype glove designed to steady your hand?
You’ll be asked to try on a prototype glove with your tremor being filmed whilst carrying out various table-top tasks. You will also be invited to contribute your opinions on alternative designs.
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.
Our thanks go to Continue reading Cake stands raise £300
Have you ever wondered whether a voice amplifier might help you to reduce voice strain or improve your voice projection?
Would you like to borrow one from our branch to assess whether buying one for yourself might be worthwhile?
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2018
Would you like to help the Amersham and High Wycombe branch of Parkinson’s UK organise some of its social and fundraising events? Anyone can apply for this role – you don’t have to have a connection with Parkinson’s.
As an event organiser, you could help our branch to put on a range of events: Continue reading Volunteer event organisers
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Would you like to help our branch of Parkinson’s UK run this website? Anyone can apply for this role – you don’t have to have a connection with Parkinson’s.
This is a non-technical role for someone interested in managing our local group website to communicate our activities and news to the public and to members. You would be Continue reading Volunteer website manager
By Annie Rainbow
- 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.
- A DAILY DOSE OF EXERCISE Keep moving- exercise is now being seen as a type of medicine.
- 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.
Tesco management has kindly arranged for us to hold collections at two local stores:
Amersham – Saturday, 27 January 2018 at Tesco, London Road West, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0HA, United Kingdom
- Gerrards Cross – Thursday, 8 February 2018 at Tesco Superstores, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8ER, United Kingdom
Continue reading Tesco collections Jan/Feb 2018
Over 300 people enjoyed a festive treat at our Christmas concert on 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe which raised a fantastic total of £3,212 for our branch.
Our huge thanks go to all the performers, including Jo Edworthy and the 100-strong “Everyone Can Sing” choir, Caroline Patterson, soprano, the Verulam Brass Quintet, presenter Paul Brown and our own Warblers for entertaining us so richly.
Our thanks also go to the many volunteers on the night – too many to mention by name – who helped set up the hall, helped guests to park, organised and served all the refreshments, manned the front desk, ushered and lots more. Special thanks too to Chris Mead who spoke about the branch and thanked the performers. All contributed to a very successful and enjoyable evening.