‘Pumped’ with great sup­port

Fundrais­ing for a neu­ro­log­i­cal nurse

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

THE com­mu­nity showed their sup­port­ive spir­its by tak­ing part in a re­cent fundraiser for the Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group Nurses Fund.

Ear­lier this month, the Bai­ley Cen­tre Lib­erty Ser­vice Sta­tion do­nated 10 cent per litre of petrol sold dur­ing 24 hours and courier com­pany PK Ex­press of­fered to add five cents per litre sold.

With an ini­tial goal aim­ing at $3000, funds raised dur­ing the 24 hour pe­riod ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions, even­tu­ally reach­ing $5000.

More than 30,000 litres of fuel were sold, 5000 more than the av­er­age.

“Our goal was to ex­ceed last year’s re­sult of $3000. We were de­lighted to top that by more than 60 per cent,” said Tim Win­ders from the Coffs Har­bour Younger Per­son Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group.

“Our thanks go to the Bai­ley Cen­tre Lib­erty Ser­vice Sta­tion and PK Ex­press for their gen­eros­ity, and to our friends in the Coffs com­mu­nity who came out to Pump for Parkin­son’s.”

All funds raised will go to­wards a Parkin­son’s Neu­ro­log­i­cal Nurse for Coffs Har­bour and sur­round­ing re­gions.

Parkin­son’s is a pro­gres­sive neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion which af­fects the brain’s abil­ity to con­trol move­ment and can also be as­so­ci­ated with other symp­toms in­clud­ing mood, de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety. There is no cure. Parkin­son’s NSW Nurses sup­port and as­sist with inhome, hospi­tal, clinic and nurs­ing home as­sess­ments, su­per­vi­sion of med­i­ca­tion, symp­tom man­age­ment, re­fer­rals, emo­tional sup­port and ed­u­ca­tion for peo­ple liv­ing with Parkin­son’s.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

HELP­ING HAND: Ker­rie Moody (PK Ex­press), Paul Amos (Bai­ley Cen­tre Lib­erty Ser­vice Sta­tion), Tim Win­ders (Younger Per­son Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group), Vince Car­roll (Parkin­son’s Nurse Con­sul­tant), Paul Grant (Younger Per­son Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group) and David Strick­land (PK Ex­press).

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