5th May, 2017
Hagley Road Village held an event in aid of Parkinson’s UK to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week and to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s UK delivered talks in the Village Hall, including information and support for people with Parkinson’s and anyone interested in learning more about the disease.
In addition to the talks, the Village centre had several health and wellbeing stands providing information from organisations and businesses such as deafPLUS, Specs at Home opticians, Scrivens Hearing Care, Gateway Health Trainers, and physiotherapist Marie Adams.
As well as raising awareness, residents also set up fund-raising stalls with all proceeds going to Parkinson’s UK. There was a cake sale with homemade cakes provided by residents.
Dorothy Webb, who lives at the Village, set up a crafts and teddy bear stall and another resident, Janet Crockett, sold bric-a-brac and nearly new items. Many residents pitched in to help, and spend their money, with the total proceeds of the day reaching to £620.72.
Brenda Lindquist, a resident of Hagley Road Village who helped on a stall said: “I know several people in the village have Parkinson’s. I wanted to help with the event to show my support for them and the valuable research that Parkinson’s UK helps to fund. A lot of work was put into this before today – particularly by Dorothy Webb – and I’m happy our community raised so much money for this charity”.
For more information please contact Hagley Road Village at:0121 420 6000