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The Oxford Walk - 23<sup>rd</sup> September

The Oxford Walk - 23rd September

Our supporters take on amazing challenges!

Our supporters take on amazing challenges!

How we can help you to stay active

How we can help you to stay active

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Jem Appleton, August 2018

Jem Appleton

With great sadness we note the death on 29th August 2018 of our former Chair, Jem Appleton, surrounded by his family, after a brain haemorrhage.

Jem was a hugely loyal supporter of our Branch. As our Chair we fondly remember his impish wit, kindness, razor-sharp clarity of thought, and the energy and vigour he brought to our activities. After stepping down as Chair he continued to serve as Vice-Chair, providing wisdom, guidance and unwavering support to Sally and the committee. He organised many Branch events with flair and efficiency - lunches, holidays and, most memorably, the Wytham Woods barbecues, ably supported by his wonderful family. Many of us had the pleasure of seeing Jem on fine form at the recent barbecue.

Our sincerest sympathy and warm wishes go to Mais and their family.

We will add some recollections and appreciations here in the coming few weeks.

Hotdogs and Puddings at Horton-cum-Studley

All in a good cause Cooks at work A glorious garden setting Plenty of room for everyone Ah, the puddings!

Richard and Rachel Hawes hosted a truly fabulous lunchtime event for about 100 people in their beautiful garden. Look at the incredible array of puds! The weather was almost too hot, the setting wonderful, the company delightful and the food brilliant. Many thanks to Richard, Rachel and their team for staging this superb gathering and for coping seamlessly with the failed water supply in the village!
Another successful Cream Tea event
Our ever-popular Cream Tea was held in Longworth this year. It was a great social event with about 60 people attending, and raised over £470 through donations, raffle and plant sale. Our warmest thanks to Paul and Ros for their generous hospitality.
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.
Sponsor our supporters in their challenges

Kathryn Greenwood London Marathon Guildford Cathedral Kevin McFarthing A ROMAN marching Dee Hembury-Eaton

Many of our members, friends and supporters are taking on amazing challenges over the coming months to raise funds for Parkinson's charities. They're all on our sponsorships page, including:
Welcome Leaflet available
The Winter 2018-2019 edition of our handy pocket-size welcome leaflet is now available, with details of the current committee, our programme for the next few months, and useful contact information. Paper copies are available from any Committee member, or you can see the leaflet online using this link.