The Rotary Club of Senlac has donated money to both Parkinson’s UK Research and the Bexhill, Hastings and Rother Branch.
Parkinson’s disease affects about 127,000 people in the UK.
Alyson Smith, the Regional Fundraiser South East for Parkinson’s UK, met with Club member and spoke about how the Society provides help and support to those with Parkinson’s disease in the UK.
Apart from nursing and care at home there is a massive emphasis on research to eliminate or reduce the effects of the disease. This is not straightforward because it is so difficult to ascertain the cause and why it is so variable.
The society works with pharmaceutical companies in the development of drugs, and funds research into the causes and potential treatments including stem cell treatment. The Society is closing watching developments in China where much stem cell research is currently being done.
After the talk Rotary Club of Senlac President, Christine Folley, presented cheques of £1,000 to both Alyson Smith for Parkinson’s UK Research and to John Griffith of the Rotary Club of Bexhill for the Bexhill, Hastings and Rother Branch.
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