Volunteers from the local branch of the Parkinson’s UK charity held special awareness events at Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week.
Members of the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre branch of Parkinson’s UK were on hand to talk to patients, visitors and staff to give advice about the condition and also highlight the support available for those who suffer from the disease and their carers.
Mary Whyham, branch chairman, said: “There is a tremendous amount of support available for patients and carers and the more we can do to promote that support the better.
“We know people sometimes struggle to come to terms with the fact they have Parkinson’s but we want to assure them that there is a lot of help out there for everyone both locally and through the national website which offers a huge amount of information that really does help.’’
The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Branch of Parkinson’s UK meets at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church Hall via Stockdove Way, FY5 2AP. The Over Wyre Support Group meets at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Youth and Community Centre, Lancaster Road, Preesall, FY6 0EJ
To find out more about Parkinson’s www.parkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7931 8080.