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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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Peter did it – incredible 1,500 mile pilgrimage!

file-16-10-2016-08-36-49_800After an amazing fundraising walk of more than 1,500 miles, Peter the Pilgrim (Peter Charles) has reached his final destination – the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Not bad for a 70 year-old with Parkinson’s!

The pilgrimage project doesn’t end here though – look out for more news and blog posts on Peter’s website over the coming months.

Peter started from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, on 14 February and walked through southern England to Cornwall, all the way down the west coast of France and then along the north coast of Spain.

There have been plenty highlights as well as low points – and you can read all about them in Peter’s blog.

The statistics are incredible Continue reading Peter did it – incredible 1,500 mile pilgrimage!

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Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 2

Peter the Pilgrim reached Saintes in France, 9 May
Peter the Pilgrim reached Saintes in France, ahead of schedule on 9 May

Peter the Pilgrim successfully completed stage 2 of his fundraising walk, ahead of schedule on 9 May, when he reached the town of Saintes in France. His entire pilgrimage of over 1,500 miles will see him walk from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. See photos from the pilgrimage.

Peter said ” I think that, apart from a few farmers and dog walkers, I saw no more than six other walkers. In dangerous Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 2

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Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 1

Taking no chances with the wind and his condition, Peter crosses the river on hands and knees
Taking no chances with the gusty wind and his condition, Peter crosses a plank over a river on hands and knees

In Cornwall, with 273 miles under his belt, Peter the Pilgrim completed stage 1 of his fundraising walk on 15 March. His entire pilgrimage of over 1,500 miles will see him walk from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. See photos from the pilgrimage.

Now, following a short break, Peter began stage 2 in Roscoff, Brittany on 27 March after stepping off an overnight Ferry.

You can see Peter’s progress, day by day, on this page.

Donations to Peter’s fundraising have so far achieved nearly Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 1

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Pilgrim’s send-off

Peter the Pilgrim’s send-off began with the morning service at St John the Baptist, Little Missenden on 14 February 2016.

Fr John’s service was perfectly pitched and Peter confessed to being Continue reading Pilgrim’s send-off

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Food for Thought Quiz, November 2015

21 November 2015

Thanks to a full house, our Food for Thought quiz made a fantastic £1514 for Parkinson’s UK.

Winners (L to R): Dermot and Liz Kelly, Margaret Owen, Christine Stephens, Charlie and Penny Allen, Amanda and Fraser Parsons and Dorothy Salathiel
Winners (L to R): Dermot and Liz Kelly, Margaret Owen, Christine Stephens, Charlie and Penny Allen, Amanda and Fraser Parsons and Dorothy Salathiel

The funds will go towards a special research project which will use revolutionary new gene manipulation technology.  It will look for genes that protect people from Parkinson’s and might pave the way for radical new treatments.

The winners, Continue reading Food for Thought Quiz, November 2015

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