Parkinson’s Awareness Week at Fulstow

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During Parkinson’s Awareness Week a lunch was held in Fulstow village hall to raise funds in aid of Parkinson’s UK Louth & District Branch.

Representatives from Louth Farm Women’s Group, Louth Bowls Club, RNLI, Women’s Institute and The Edinburgh Wool Shop from Louth attended.

June Laughton organized the event and with her team of helpers worked very hard to make the afternoon the success it was. Members can be confident of an excellent lunch if June is involved.

The amount raised was over one £1,138 before expenses, which was a tremendous achievement.

June is still involved in helping the group as her late husband Brian suffered with the condition.

The Parkinson Players reprised their play Parkinson’s Law written by Frank Reynolds with additional material by Moya Rooke and Valerie Jones did another reading of her monologue Bedtime Drink.

This enthusiastic group of thespians will soon be starting rehearsals for their next production so look out for news of that.

The members of the Louth branch thank June and all those people who worked so hard to help make the event so successful with special thanks to the ladies who helped to provide such an excellent meal.

Thanks also go to Norman Price who despite his Parkinson’s worked tirelessly with the sound equipment. And an honourable mention must go to two of the most inspirational members, Evelyn Bird and Mike Swift, former Chairman, now Vice Chairman, as they are two people who suffer severely with the condition yet they were both so keen to take part despite having to be helped up onto the stage.

For further details about the group contact the Secretary, Lesley Swift on 01472 591071.