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We are thrilled to learn that our good friends in Swindon Branch have been granted the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The award will be formally presented to Dave Logan and his team by Sarah Troughton, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, on 17th July.

You can read more about the background to this prestigious award in an article in the Swindon Advertiser at this link.

We offer information, activities, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers.


How to avoid falls

STAY SAFE!How to avoid falls

Participate in local research

NEW PROJECTSParticipate in local research

Upcoming events

Updated weeklyUpcoming events

How we can help you to stay active

New opportunitiesHow we can help you to stay active

Fundraising by members and friends

2019Fundraising by members and friends

Financial and other support for you

Financial and other support for you

Our April Photo Festival

World Parkinson's DayOur April Photo Festival

Glitzy 20s Fundraising Ball!

£4000 raised!Glitzy 20s Fundraising Ball!

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Full details of how to get in touch are on our contact page.

Join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area.

Our next meeting will be at . Click here for directions to our venue as well as dates and topics of forthcoming meetings.


Our Autumn Auction

We're planning a fundraising auction in the autumn.

For it to go well we need your help!

Can you provide auction lots? Can you persuade your wealthy acquaintances to turn up and bid for the wonderful lots you will have offered?

YES, of course you can! Visit our auction information page to find more.

Oxford Hundreds - the new way to say BOXCAM!
BOXCAM is now Oxford Hundreds!

Many of you will know that BOXCAM was the 200 mile cycle ride from Bristol to Oxford and on to Cambridge, taking place over two days, with an overnight stop and dinner at the Jury's Inn, Oxford. It has now been re-named Oxford Hundreds, since the two-day event will be centred on Oxford, with both days starting and finishing at the Jury's Inn Hotel. The first day of cycling will loop out west to the Cotswolds, while Day 2 is flatter and faster, passing through three counties north of Oxford.

In order to try to ensure better weather than last year, the ride will take place three weeks earlier, on 31 August and 1 September; it also means there will be more daylight than last year. Full details, including the routes, are available here on the Parkinson's UK website.

News from Parkinson's UK Research Support Network
There's a new Research Roundup from the Parkinson's UK Research Support Network - see our research page for more information and to get a copy of the Roundup.
NEW EDITIONWelcome and Programme Leaflet
We have updated our pocket-sized welcome and programme leaflet covering a full year from April 2019 to March 2020. Printed copies are available at Branch meetings or from any committee member, and you can read it online here.
New material on our Research page
Our Research Officer, Kevin McFarthing, has been busy again! Alongside a wealth of other useful material, he's added a comprehensive survey of Parkinson's therapies currently in trial or development. You can find it all on our research pages.
Recordings of Branch Meetings
An increasing number of the talks at our Branch meetings are now available online as recordings or screencasts. You can find more here on our archive pages.