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Take a Walk in the Park for Parkinson’s

Ladies Probus Club of Horsham East. New president Margaret Woodford, who also received her 20th year badge, outgoing president Raelene Pfeiffer and new life members, Rene Vivian, Phyl Cramer. New life member Alice Laird is absent.

Rene Vivian.

Wimmera Parkinson’s Peer Support Group leaders have encouraged the community to participate in A Walk in the Park event later this month to raise money for research into the disease.
The event will be at Horsham’s Weir Park on Sunday, August 27 at 11am.
Organiser Rene Vivian encouraged people to attend the walk to show support to Parkinson’s sufferers.
“We had our first Walk in the Park last year and it was a success. We’re hoping to grow it each year,” she said.
“People can walk as little or as far as they are able. It’s not about how far you walk, but about gathering together to show support and raise some awareness.”
Support group members will host a registration day at Horsham Plaza on August 17 from 10am to 2pm.
“We’ll have a table in the plaza promoting the event, taking entry forms and donations,” Mrs Vivian said.
“Quite a few people involved are collecting sponsorship. It’s a fun way to promote our group, gain some support and also raise money for Parkinson’s Victoria.”
Entry to A Walk in the Park costs $5, which includes a sausage sizzle.
Wimmera Parkinson’s Peer Support Group meets every second month.
“We have about 25 to 30 carers and sufferers attend. We also have one or two people who have lost partners but are still involved,” Mrs Vivian said.
Group members will next meet on October 6, when they will hear from guest speaker Victor McConvey, a Parkinson’s support nurse.

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