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On the home page of this website we try to highlight news items and important updates that we believe may be of interest to you. Every few weeks we remove any items that are no longer current, and we archive them here so they remain easy to find.

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2018

Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

2017

Oct-Dec

Oct-Dec 2018

Parkinson's at Public Health Film Festival

NEWParkinson's at Public Health Film Festival

Our Branch honoured at carers conference

Our Branch honoured at carers conference

Jo's Farmoor walk raises over £250!

Farmoor Reservoir Jo de Goris

Recently Jo de Goris, a member of our Branch, completed a sponsored walk around Farmoor Reservoir and raised £251.50 for our funds. Well done Jo, a great achievement and a fantastic example of what someone can do despite Parkinson's symptoms!
Pumpkin Competition raises £200!

Winning monster pumpkins The NOC Physio team

Cathy Jenkins, a physiotherapist at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, helps to run a Pumpkin Competition in both her department and in her village of Horton-cum-Studley. The competition raises money from sale of the young pumpkin plants, and this year the proceeds of £200 were kindly donated to our Branch. The winner was our green-fingered member Richard Hawes, with a 141lb (64kg) monster.
Parkinson's UK AGM and Members' Day
On 20th October a small group from our Branch attended the charity's Annual General Meeting in Birmingham. This year the event was greatly expanded into a valuable and thought-provoking Members' Day. You can read a report of our visit on our News page.
All successfully completed! Sponsor our supporters in their challenges

Carys Redmond runs Royal Parks Half Kathryn Greenwood London Marathon Guildford Cathedral Kevin McFarthing A ROMAN marching Dee Hembury-Eaton

Many of our members, friends and supporters took on amazing challenges this year to raise funds for Parkinson's charities. They're all on our sponsorships page.

Jul-Sep 2018

Newsletter and Welcome Leaflet

New issuesNewsletter and Welcome Leaflet

200 Club SUBSCRIPTIONS

NOW DUE200 Club SUBSCRIPTIONS

Poetry and music

Back Room Poets

Our member Jenyth Worsley took part in a reading of poetry with music. The collection for our branch raised £150 and Peter, one of the musicians, spoke movingly about his father's Parkinson's.
Over £17,000 raised! Oxford Walk 2018

Someone's getting excited Ready to start Forbidden to walk??? Marshal in position Umbrella needed It's those hats again! Coming into Radcliffe Square

Despite a very damp start, everyone was in good spirits for the 2018 Oxford Walk on Sunday September 23rd. As always the route around our lovely city was well signposted, and comprehensively marshalled by Branch and other volunteers. We had over 200 walkers this year, a record number. Later the sun came out to make a fitting end to a great day.
As always, Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) provided a big team of walkers and helpers. We were also very happy to welcome Beccy Oliver and others from the Bracknell branch.
Parkinson's UK has a gallery of pictures of the event here.
Parkinsons.Me community garden opening

Whoppers Flowers or veg? Both! Every garden needs a shed Tea The opening Ewan justifiably proud Wildflower patch For everyone

On 15th September our good friends at Parkinsons.Me formally opened their Community Garden in West Lockinge. The garden was looking wonderful and will provide a delightful haven for relaxation and therapeutic pottering for Parkies and anyone else. Our warmest congratulations to Ewan Stutt and his fantastic team for their heroic efforts in bringing this project to life.
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!

Apr-Jun 2018

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.

Jan-Mar 2018

Media coverage and special events

Media coverage and special events

Facing Parkinson's alone?

Facing Parkinson's alone?

A group for working age people with Parkinson's

A group for working age people with Parkinson's

All our Christmas 2017 cracker jokes

All our Christmas 2017 cracker jokes

Parkinson's centre-stage at London conference
Our Chair, Sally Bromley, was honoured to present a talk on Learning from Lived Experience as part of a conference on implementing the new NICE quality standard for Parkinson's. The event was promoted by Healthcare Conferences UK, and took place on Friday 16th March 2018 in London. Full details of Sally's talk are available on our site at this link.
IMPORTANT CORRECTION to Branch Welcome Leaflet
Unfortunately an error crept into our Winter 2017‑8 Branch Welcome Leaflet. The phone number for our Local Adviser, Delia Wells, was incorrectly printed in two places. The correct number is 0344 225 3679.
An up-to-date version of the leaflet is always available at this link.

Oct-Dec 2017

Winter 2017 Newsletter now available!

Winter 2017 Newsletter now available!

Conference videos now available

Conference videos now available

Layla Moran MP visits our exercise and voice classes

Layla Moran MP visits our exercise and voice classes

Parkinson's advocacy at 10 Downing Street

Parkinson's advocacy at 10 Downing Street

The funny side of Parkinson's in the news

The funny side of Parkinson's in the news

Parkinson's UK at Microsoft Charity Hackathon
At the beginning of December, Jonathan Bromley represented Oxford Branch when a team from Parkinson's UK spent two busy days at the UK headquarters of software giant Microsoft. This 4-minute video explains all!
The Hamiltons complete their journey
On September 1st at around 3.30pm, Nigel and Debbie Hamilton rode into Durham Cathedral's precincts, completing their 350-mile northward cycle marathon. Our huge congratulations to them both. Full details on their blog.
Promising research results
On our research information page we have the latest news of an exciting new drug trial, with links to many resources where you can learn more.
Photo gallery
Take a look at our photo albums (on Flickr) where we're building a collection of photos of Branch activity. If you have photos you would like to share, or ideas for what we should include, please let us know at admin@oxfordparkinsons.org.uk or speak to any Committee member.