The team at Home Instead Harrogate , Ripon and Thirsk recently celebrated Parkinson’s Awareness Week by wearing something smart, stylish or completely ridiculous on their heads for the day to raise important funds for the Harrogate and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK.
The team supported the ‘Use Your Head’ campaign to raise money during Parkinson's Awareness Week 2016 (18-24 April) and to help raise public awareness and understanding of Parkinson's.
One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. Symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone. There currently is no cure, but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.
Home Instead regularly support people living with Parkinson’s through their team of professional caregivers who have the right skills including knowledge, empathy and compassion to provide such support.
The Harrogate Home Instead team were very keen to raise important funds for the Harrogate and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK whose members they support in their daily lives and activities.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, have had Parkinson's for some time, a carer for a person with Parkinson's or know someone with Parkinson's, the Harrogate and District Branch are here to help you.
The aim of the branch is to provide information and help directly to people who have come into contact with Parkinson's.
They have informative meetings that are also entertaining with a chance to meet others in a similar situation and exchange views.
Apart from the regular monthly meetings the committee also organise a varied calendar of events and fundraising activities:
St Mark's Church, North Room
Second Tuesday of the month
Yorkshire and Humber
Renee Dickinson, Chair
Rose Crawley, Volunteer Co-ordinator
0344 225 3634