Parkinson’s Home-Based Care Appeal
We would like our supporters and donors to take a bow! Many of you supported the Foundation’s Parkinson’s Home-Based Care (HBCP) appeal, which has reached its target of £46,000. It has taken just over eighteen months and is a terrific achievement. Well done everyone who stepped up to the plate and thank you on behalf of both scientists and patients.
So what has our sponsored scientist been up to? During the past two years Katie Bounsall, the scientist whom we are supporting for a third year of research and her PhD, has worked unstintingly, delivering her work on time and to a high standard. Indeed, the results of her analyses contributed materially to the paper recently published by Professor Carroll’s group amid great acclaim by patients and scientists alike.
It demonstrates the huge potential of this programme to relieve the suffering and disability inflicted on patients and families by this miserable condition.
When we undertook the appeal, £46,000 would have covered all the costs, including salary and consumables. Unfortunately, inflation has eaten into the costs of her work so we organised two more fundraising events to top up the fund to £50,000 by June this year. Will you help us reach the target?
Cream Tea and Fashion Show
Fiona Williams of Beau Yelverton is rightly known for hosting top quality fashion events. On March 20th she will be sponsoring a Spring Fashion Show in support of PMF’s Parkinson’s Home-Based Care Appeal. The show includes a delicious Cream Tea and glass of fizz.
Settle back and view the latest range of Beau’s latest Boutique Summer Collections and Fashion Accessories in the lovely setting of Plymouth’s Boringdon Park. Hear about the ground-breaking national innovations in Parkinson’s care being spearheaded by local Doctors and Scientists. Come, join us for a friendly convivial afternoon. Tables of 5 or 10 are available so why not book a table?
March 20th 2024 from 2-5.30pm at Boringdon Park Golf Club, Plymbridge Rd, Plymouth PL7 4QG
Individual Tickets £22.50.
Purchase tickets online or by phone to Beau Yelverton at 01822 853 900.
Great West Run, Exeter, on 26th May 2024
Dr. Stephen Wren writes:
“We know many of you, supporters of the Foundation, Medical School, and Derriford Hospital will have sympathised with Claire and I at the tragic loss of our daughter Tory during her third year as a Medical Student. Tory died suddenly from a ‘silent’ and massive pulmonary embolus in October 2022. It was a tragedy at many levels. The loss of a vibrant young life, full of promise; a doctor in the making, a loving daughter and one of your own.
From the word go, Tory was an enthusiast for medical research, loved her Medical School, Teaching Hospital and Tutors. She would have made an excellent doctor. Shortly after she died, and in association with the Peninsula Medical Foundation (PMF), Claire and I set up an appeal to support local medical research. It currently stands at over £14,000.
As part of the effort, I have enrolled for the Great West Run. Claire and I wondered if there are runners out there who might care to join me. It will be fun and mean so much to us. I shall be completing the half marathon, but there are different categories for distances and abilities. A group of supporters and cheerleaders would add much! The PMF has secured 9 places for runners and will co-ordinate. All we ask in return for taking a place is the commitment to raise what you can for the appeal which we hope to bring to a grand total of £20,000 during 2024.
So how about joining me for a fun day in aid of a wonderful cause and Tory’s memory or just making a donation.
Best wishes to you all
Stephen and Claire”
For more information or just to discuss, please contact
or Denis Wilkins on 07836755623
PMF Summer Ball 2024
This year’s summer ball is being held at the Eden Project. More information to follow.