Healthcare professionals and members of the local community all gathered together at Lawton Manor Care Home on Wednesday 9th February to support a Parkinson’s Awareness and fundraising event.
The event is part of Majesticares aim to support national charities through awareness building in the local community and by fundraising. Erica Hart, Managing Director of Majesticare, commented “As a company we try to support charities wherever possible; Parkinson’s UK is a charity we have worked with over a period of time in other homes with great success. This charity provides a great deal of support for people suffering with Parkinson’s and I am glad we can help to support them.”
Regional Management Ramila Patel, Cheryl Ford and Amanda Elliott all came to Lawton Manor to provide presentations on Parkinson’s and to answer any questions people had on a more personal level. There was also fundraising activities throughout the afternoon with raffles, tombola and a book sale. A Total of £500 was raised at the event. Cheryl Ford, Information and Support Manager for Parkinson’s UK, commented “The event at Lawton Manor was excellent and provided a much needed opportunity to support the Parkinson’s community in North Staffordshire. It is our hope to partner with Majesticare in the West Midlands on more of these types of events in the future.”
Sharon Smith, Home Manager of Lawton Manor commented, “Parkinson’s is rarely talked about compared to other illnesses like cancer. I am proud that as a company all our employees are trained to understand and treat Parkinson’s and I am pleased to build awareness of Parkinson’s in the local community.”
If you would like more information about Parkinson’s and the charity please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk