Young fundraisers light up Spalding Parkinsons branch meeting

Young fundraisers Ocea-Lily Jarvis and Hannah Bragg present a cheque to chairman Vivienne Priestman.
Young fundraisers Ocea-Lily Jarvis and Hannah Bragg present a cheque to chairman Vivienne Priestman.

Young fundraisers Ocea-Lily Jarvis and Hannah Bragg presented £170 to the Spalding branch of Parkinsons UK at their annual meeting at Pinchbeck Village Hall on Thursday.

The girls had raised the money with a Christmas fair at the hall, where they also made funds for Brain Tumour Charity and Men v Cancer at St Joseph’s Hospice.

John Hayes visits Spalding's Parkinsons UK branch. Back: Michael Baxter, Christine Meggitt, John Hayes, Peter Crew, Brian Peachman, Ron Lomax, David Swindells - Area Development Officer, front Carole Baxter, Vivienne Priestmann, Jean Peachman, Val Crewe, Margaret Lomax.

John Hayes visits Spalding's Parkinsons UK branch. Back: Michael Baxter, Christine Meggitt, John Hayes, Peter Crew, Brian Peachman, Ron Lomax, David Swindells - Area Development Officer, front Carole Baxter, Vivienne Priestmann, Jean Peachman, Val Crewe, Margaret Lomax.

After business was conducted, members heard speeches from long-term president John Hayes MP and area development officer David Swindells.

Mr Hayes enjoyed the 
opportunity to chat to and catch up with members.

Mr Swindells talked about Parkinsons a new strategy for the next five years to enable ufferers of the condition to have access to five key links.

The branch currently has 157 members and there is always a warm welcome for new people. They meet every third Thursday of the month at Pinchbeck Village Hall, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition effecting 127,000 people in the UK – about one in every 500.. There is currently no cure. Main symptoms are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement.