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Here you can find details of events, meetings and activities the Parkinson's UK Swindon and District Branch is planning. Find an event that suits you and join us. Latest Programme of Events

 

Unless otherwise stated, we meet on the last Friday of the month at 7pm at Grange Leisure Centre, Swindon, SN3 4JY - view map.

 

For more details on any of the events below, please contact us on 01793 763 256 or email davelogan_parkinsons.swindon@outlook.com

 

 

 

Friday 31st May 2019

Quiz Night with a TWIST at Grange Leisure Centre Stratton

Details here

 

Friday 7th June 2019

Talk by Age UK Wiltshire at Nythe Community Centre

Poster here


Saturday 13th July 2019

Wroughton Silver Band Charity Concert at Wroughton Parish Church 7.30pm

In Aid of Parkinson’s Swindon & The Prospect Hospice

Benefit Concert Poster

 

Free entry but hopeful of generous donations from those attending.

 

The band members are really on a high following their recent success in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britton and are delighted to be able to present this concert in memory of two of our dear late members Peter Jones and Mike Pier and at the same time supporting the two Swindon charities that were so important to them during their illness.

 

The theme for the concert is “A night at the movies” so much of the program will be popular music from the big screen across the decades, from The Student Prince to The Greatest Showman.

 

"In March this year, the Wroughton Silver Band returned to the contesting stage by participating in the West of England Regional Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, having only done so once in the last 40 years, back in 2003. Whilst we all worked incredibly hard in the preparations, it was more for the experience so we didn’t really have any idea how we were going to fare. You will understand our surprise, well shock really when the adjudicators placed us second in our section which meant we were invited to participate in the National finals in Cheltenham this coming September. The surprises didn't stop coming, as after all the gradings were calculated it turns out we have been promoted to the 3rd section!"

 

Saturday 13th July 2019

The GDNF clinical trial that was held in Bristol recently was the subject of the BBC documentary "The Parkinson's Drug Trial - A Miracle Cure?". I was one of the participants and, along with fellow trial volunteers, am trying to raise funds for further research into this promising treatment.

 

To this end, we are holding a Parkinson's Charity Event on Saturday, 13th July, 2019 at Saltford which is located just outside of Bath. We aim to include a showing of the documentary, have a barbecue, talks from the participants, an auction, a raffle and music into the evening.  - Lesley Gosden

Poster here.