Kin­tyre Parkin­son’s group starts up

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

A CAMP­BEL­TOWN Parkin­son’s in­for­ma­tion event has spawned a new group.

Peo­ple with Parkin­son’s, their fam­i­lies and car­ers are all in­vited to join the re­cently es­tab­lished sup­port group for Kin­tyre.

The group, sup­ported by Parkin­son’s UK, will hold its in­au­gu­ral meet­ing on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 6 at Lorne and Low­land church new hall, Lon­grow, Camp­bel­town, from 2pm-4pm. And it will reg­u­larly get to­gether on the first Wed­nes­day of each month at the same time and venue.

Archie Smith, one of the group’s founders, said: ‘Ev­ery­one af­fected by Parkin­son’s is wel­come to come along to our meet­ings.

‘There’s noth­ing quite like be­ing among friendly folk who to­tally un­der­stand some of the is­sues you face as a per­son with Parkin­son’s or as a fam­ily mem­ber or carer of some­one with the con­di­tion.

‘We know that join­ing in can some­times be a bit daunt­ing but you’re cer­tain of a warm wel­come, a good cup of tea and a chat.’

Chloe MacMil­lan, Parkin­son’s area de­vel­op­ment man­ager, said: ‘It’s fan­tas­tic news that this new Parkin­son’s group in Kin­tyre has been cre­ated.

‘Parkin­son’s UK is de­lighted to sup­port the lo­cal peo­ple who have worked so hard to set up the group.

‘The group will be part of a 40-strong net­work that cov­ers the length and breadth of Scot­land and I’m sure will be fab­u­lous source of sup­port, in­for­ma­tion and friendship for peo­ple af­fected by Parkin­son’s in Kin­tyre.’

Any­one in­ter­ested in find­ing out more about the Kin­tyre group should con­tact Archie Smith on 01586 552008 or Gill MacGre­gor on 0344 225 9836.

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