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Parkinsons exercise group appeals for funding

PUBLISHED: 11:24 13 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:20 13 February 2019

Caroline Walker of the Diss and Eye Parkinsons support group is presented with £400 by Pat Mordey, of Diss Waveney Rotary Club. PHOTO: Diss Waveney Rotary Club

Caroline Walker of the Diss and Eye Parkinsons support group is presented with £400 by Pat Mordey, of Diss Waveney Rotary Club. PHOTO: Diss Waveney Rotary Club

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An exercise class used by people suffering with Parkinson's Disease is searching for new funding.

The Diss and Eye Parkinson’s support group began in 2017, growing from five to 20 couples over 18 months. Exercise plays an important role in helping to keep a Parkinson’s sufferer mobile and maintain their balance.

However, the Parkinson’s UK start-up fund used to run the group is about to come to an end, putting its future in question.

The group’s chairman Caroline Walker said: “We need to raise about £2,500 in order to continue the exercise class for the next six months, as the cost per week is about £100.”

On February 12 the president of Diss Waveney Rotary Club Pat Mordey presented Ms Walker with a cheque for £400, collected through various pre-Christmas fundraising events.

The group meets on the second Monday of the month at Diss Catholic Church.

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