Parkinson’s group welcome new chairman

Joseph Bulmer

The Torridge branch of Parkinson’s UK welcome a new member of the team

THE TORRIDGE branch of Parkinson’s UK has welcomed a new member onto the team this month.

John Wilson joined the group as Chairman on January 1, after a tough induction programme during December.

John hopes he can help the group support sufferers of Parkinson’s and their families in the Torridge area.

He said: “The purpose of our local branch is to further the work done by Parkinson’s UK in funding research, to provide local support for those with Parkinson’s and their carers and family, and by offering a range of activities that can inform or entertain our members.”

The charity group offers regular monthly meetings, guest speakers, occasional trips and visits and a quarterly meal out to the 65 Parkinson’s sufferers in the area.

John added: “We also offer specifically designed keep fit sessions for our members, and have recently introduced a speech therapy exercise at the start of our monthly meetings.”

The group is looking for volunteers to help them sustain the activities they can offer.

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like any extra information, then please contact John on 01272 860918.