Fantastic turnout for Parkinson’s afternoon teas fundraiser event at Raven Inn


AN afternoon cream teas fundraiser at the Raven Inn, Glazebury, in support of Parkinson’s UK, proved to be a great success ahead of World Parkinson’s Day, today, Thursday, April 11.

As well as a good fundraiser, it provided a valuable opportunity to exchange knowledge, contacts and experience of living with Parkinson’s.

The organiser, Peter Sturman, said: “The primary idea for this event was to provide a complementary afternoon tea for people living with Parkinson’s.
With plates full of sandwiches, gallons of tea & coffee and enough homemade cakes to feed an army, the Raven certainly did that.

Parkinson’s manifests itself in different ways with different people.
This was an ideal opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers, to effectively network. To talk about and share their experiences.
Generally, the partner of a person living with Parkinson’s becomes their carer. It was so important to include everyone at the event. Partners deal with this together.

Someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, in the UK, every two hours. It is a sobering thought to consider that, during the course of the afternoon tea, six more people will have been diagnosed.

A raffle was launched, which will be drawn on World Parkinson’s Day, today Thursday 11th, 8.30pm at The Raven Inn.
There are many prizes, including a three-course meal for two @ The Raven. Tickets will be on sale, at the Raven, up to Thursday evening.
Please consider popping in – buy a ticket or two, have a drink, have a meal and join us for the draw on Thursday evening?
Thank you to the Raven for hosting this charity event, thank you to all the volunteers who worked so tirelessly, thank you to the fantastic cake bakers, thank you to the member of the Raven Management Committee for sponsoring it.
Most of all, thank you to everyone who came along, on a day when the awful weather did not encourage any of us to leave our homes.

The beauty of the Raven is that it is many things to many people.
For this event, it was 100% a community pub. Not just providing a venue, but actively working with and for our community”

The fundraising initiative is inspired by ‘Cindy’s Story’


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