Platters and plates for Parkinsons
New Perlican event a resounding success
On April 9 at the Community Recreation Centre in New Perlican, the second annual Platters and Plates for Parkinson’s breakfast event was held.
Organizer Don Martin is overwhelmed with the amount of support he has received from the volunteers at the centre, the people in New Perlican, and surrounding communities.
“I am truly grateful for the all the hard work and energy shown by everyone involved,” says Martin. “ We raised almost $3,000 which is a significant amount for a small charity like Parkinson Society NL.”
At the event, long-time volunteer June Hunt from Harbour Grace was honoured by the Trinity Conception Parkinson Support Group as “ Volunteer of the Year 2011” for her dedication to people with Parkinson’s.
Also, New Perlican Mayor Linda Moyles signed a proclamation letting all citizens of New Perlican know that April is designated a Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
John Nichols (left), acting chair of the Trinity Conception Parkinson Support Group, presents June Hunt of Harbour Grace with her volunteer of the year award.