Pictured: Tenby Lodge Master David Marshall presents cheque to Kay Kindon, Parkinson’s Group Treasurer. Behind from left to right are Marion Davies – Parkinsons Group Vice Chairperson, Steve Thurgood – Tenby Lodge Charity Steward, Kevin Bateman – Parkinsons Group Chairperson.
When the raffle at the Installation meeting of Tenby Lodge raised a bumper £430, new Master W.Bro. David Marshall nominated Parkinson’s U.K. as the charity to receive the proceeds, as he has two friends that suffer from the debilitating and degenerative disease.
The Pembrokeshire branch of Parkinson’s U.K. has been in existence for 22 years and the group meet at Tiers Cross Church Hall every Wednesday. They are able to provide physiotherapy to Parkinson’s sufferers by way of a paid arrangement they have with the HOPE MS Therapy centre in Milford Haven, which offers excellent facilities and a great team. They are the only regional Parkinson’s group in Wales to offer this facility. Chairperson of the group Kevin Bateman said “As well as being able to offer physiotherapy and other therapies, we also organise day trips for carers and sufferers to national garden exhibitions and stage shows, depending on time of year and accessibility. We have a regular programme of fund-raising events such as Strawberry Teas throughout the year and are the only branch of Parkinsons UK in South West Wales.”
Tenby Lodge’s David Marshall commented “Having friends that suffer from Parkinson’s I know what a damaging and isolating disease it can be, so I applaud the Pembrokeshire group for the assistance they provide to sufferers from across West Wales, and I am delighted to make this contribution on behalf of Tenby Lodge.”
For information on the Pembrokeshire Branch of Parkinson’s U.K. contact Kay Kindon on 01646-692495.