Awareness Events

The Neurological Charities have a national awareness week or day each year and these can be promoted on this website; particularly to highlight any Medway events.

Parkinson's UK: Awareness week 9-13 April with Parkinson's World Awareness Day on 11 April.  Please see details below. 
                                Medway Skylarks will be performing at the Parkinson's UK World Parkinson's Day Awareness Stall on Wednesday 11 April at
                                Sainsbury's, Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre at 4pm.

Dystonia Society:  5 - 8 May, click HERE for details of National events.

Transverse Myelitis Society: 9 June, click HERE for information about events.  Medway event to be announced.

Medway Dementia Action Alliance: Opening Doors to Dementia event at Rochester Cathedral, 30 May 2018

Medway Dementia Action Alliance: Opening Doors to Dementia Event, 30 May 2018

This major event was held in Rochester Cathedral.  It was opened by Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport & Loneliness, and had a full programme of talks and an awareness marketplace.  Medway Neurological Network joined 16 other stall-holders at the marketplace and we can report a lot of interest in our work.

Loneliness was a recurring theme and our MNN Neuro-cafes, and indeed our Medway Skylarks, can all help reduce loneliness.

Fruits of Volunteering Tree Event, Rochester Cathedral, 1-6 June 2018

This event, organised by the Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) Leaders Network, was Medway's contribution to the National Volunteers Week, for more information, please click HERE.  The theme was 'Fruits of Volunteering' and organisations were invited to exhibit a TREE that illustrated their volunteering work.  MNN exhibited the tree shown to the left with each of the charities and support groups in the Network represented by a fruit on the tree.  Individual stories of volunteering, and its rewards, are invited to either be placed on the tree, or displayed beneath it.

Parkinson's UK Awareness Event at Sainsbury's, Pentagon Centre, Chatham on 10 April 2018

Parkinson's UK Medway Working Age Group Coordinator Phil Bungay with Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst, who kindly supported this event.

Parkinson's UK World Parkinson's Day Awareness Event: Sainsbury's Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, 11 April 2018

Medway Skylarks performed at the stall to help raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease/ World Parkinson's Day.  Trish Vella-Burrows led the choir and John Cornwall accompanied on the guitar. See also landing picture at the top of the page.  Please use the Activities/ Skylarks tabs to see more photos.
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