We are most grateful to the Medway Neurological Network for organising two events on World Parkinson’s Day to raise both awareness of and funds for the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy.
On Tuesday 11th April, they came together on Paddock Island in Chatham with other organisations including The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers (QGE), Medway’s Non Visible Disability initiative (NDVi), Parkinson’s UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Headway for Medway to mark World Parkinson’s Day. The Medway Skylarks, a fun singing group for those with a neurological condition, were joined by other Kent choirs to perform for those attending. The Mayor of Medway officially opened the event accompanied by the pipes and drums from the QGE.
In the evening, the celebrations continued at fundraising meal at the Gurkha Brothers Restaurant which included presentations from Professor David Wilkinson on the University of Kent’s new Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy (PCIT), Neil Bindemann from the Person-Centred Neurosciences Society, a video from Sudhir Krishnan, who undertook a trek in the Himalayas for PCIT was played and Jane Hobden, an exercise teacher from the European School of Osteopathy at Boxley led the diners in a group exercise. The money raised from ticket sales and the raffle on the night was divided between the Gurkha Welfare Trust, The Nepalese Parkinson’s Disease Association and the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy.
We would like to thank everybody involved for their generosity.