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Branch Meetings Solicitor Graham Fuller gave an interesting presentation at the October Branch Meeting. Graham talked about Lifetime planning, in particular Power of Attorney and the importance of planning for the future. Vicky Turrell came to do a talk at November’s meeting. Vicky is Nature Correspondent for Oswestry newspaper The Advertizer and author of the books It’s Not a Boy and Robin on My Teacup - A Country Calendar. If you have any ideas or suggestions for speakers and presentations for 2019 Branch Meetings, please contact Chair Fred Jones on 01743 872 597. Charity Christmas Card Shop The Branch took part again in the Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Mary’s Church. All the charities involved took it in turn to man the shop. A big thank you to all our volunteers, especially Barbara who covered two shifts for the Branch and also sold over £50 worth of cards to family and friends. Our cards will also be on sale at the Alan Ward Furniture Charity and Community Christmas Market on the weekend of 8 th  and 9 th  December, so please do encourage friends and family to pop along. Fundraising news Chair Fred Jones was presented with a generous cheque for £1,000 from TK Maxx. The cheque was given by Andrew Kerry, Crime Prevention District Manager for TK Maxx, and will go towards funding valuable activities like physio and speech therapy. Fred was joined by Andrew’s mother May Kerry who is a new member of the Committee. Our thanks to May who was responsible for organising the Branch’s fantastic Christmas lunch. The benefits of physio Sandy Ramsay says “Exercise is said to be the new drug for Parkinsons”, so why don’t you come and join the exercise group run by Sandy, Neuro-physio, where the group works on balance, strength and stamina. The classes are free and suit most abilities so why not have a go?
                                       Our vision - our ultimate ambition - is to find a cure,                  and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's SHREWSBURY BRANCH Newsletter: October 2018 KEY CONTACTS Fred Jones Shrewsbury Branch Chair 01743 872 597 Val Mckay Parkinson's UK Local Advisor 0344 225 3643 www.shrewsburyparkinsons.co.uk