Parkinsons Awareness Month Events

Events & Activities

ATTEND AN EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

During April, communities, businesses, health professionals and members of the 90 Support Groups of Parkinson’s NSW will be out in force, rallying support, holding BBQ’s, hosting morning teas and events, and providing information and education opportunities.

Show your support by joining an event in your local area.

5 April - Penrith picnic with friends

HOSTED BY NEPEAN BLUE MOUNTAINS PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Where: Tench Reserve Penrith (Jamison St end)
Date: Monday 5 April 2021
Time:  11am

Come join the Nepean Blue Mountains Support Group for their annual Picnic in the Park. Bring your own lunch, games, balls, bikes and celebrate Parkinson’s awareness month.

9 April - Parkinson's research and care webinar

In partnership with Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute (IHMRI)

As research continues into Parkinson’s, we invite community members who are living with Parkinson’s or who are caring for someone with the disease to tune in and hear from the experts.

Speakers:

  • IHMRI’s Professor Health Ecroyd will share information about his research, including better understanding the condition and how to treat it.
  • Jo-Anne Reeves, CEO of Parkinson’s NSW will share how she is advocating for improvements in care.
  • Nina Digiglio, the Parkinson’s NSW Specialist Nurse for the Shoalhaven region will give an overview of resources and services available to the community.
  • IHMRI’s Dr Claire Stevens will share her personal experience caring for her Dad, Graham who is living with Parkinson’sPanelists will be available to answer your questions too, so please send these through to kbrett@uow.edu.au.

When: Friday 9 April
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Book your spot

11 April - World Parkinson's Day

We will share a special message from a special community friend.

SHARE YOUR SUPPORT ONLINE

Join us on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn and Twitter social channels and help raise awareness by sharing your messages of support using the #parkinsonsmatters and tag @parkinsonsNSW

  • Share photos, videos or messages to the Parkinson’s community.
  • Post and share your favourite song or a song you wrote
  • Post and share a poem you like or one you wrote
  • Post and share your artwork or drawing
  • Post and share a picture of your pets

12 April - Narrabri morning tea

HOSTED BY narrabri parkinson’s support group

Parkinson’s awareness month morning tea & sausage sizzle
Be our guest

  • Date:  Monday 12 April 2021, 10am-2pm
  • Where:  Narrabri Post Office (soare block next door)
  • Details: morning tea, sausage sizzle, tea and coffee – gold coin donation

16 April - Goulburn Cocktail Party

HOSTED BY GOULBURN PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Date: Friday 16 April 2021, 6pm
Where: Goulburn Workers Club
Cost: $70 Dinner, 2 drinks and Performance by Magician & Illusionist Jonas Jost. Night will include a huge raffle and goodies to buy.
Dress Code:  Cocktail dress a must

Ticket available through the venue 02 48213355

For more information contact Gill & Mick 0418 168 558

16 April - Lismore Morning Tea

HOSTED BY Lismore PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Local Parkinson’s Community Hero and awareness morning tea.
You are invited to a morning tea and inaugural presentation of the Parkinson’s NSW local Community Hero award.

  • Date: Friday 16 April 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Where: Lismore Workers Club, Reflections Cafe
  • Special guests: Janelle Saffin MP
    Jenny Dowell OAM

18 April - Port Macquarie Fun Day

HOSTED BY PORT MACQUARIE PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

  • Date: Sunday 18 April 2021, 10am-12pm
  • Where: Port City Bowls Club – 4 Owen St , Port Macquarie
  • Cost: $20 per person. Children under 12 free .
    Details: Barefoot or flat shoes. Gold Coin sausage sizzle & prizes to be won.
    Wet weather plans in place: If it is wet, the fun will be moved indoors with trivia!

To RSVP or more details: Margaret Healey  margwatonga@gmail.com  or
Matt Easton 0417 654 216 or email secretary@parkinsonspmq.org.au 

All welcome.

Share your support online

Join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter social channels and help raise awareness by sharing your messages of support using the #parkinsonawareness and tag @parkinsonsNSW

  • Share photos, videos or messages to the Parkinson’s community.
  • Post and share your favourite song or a song you wrote
  • Post and share a poem you like or one you wrote
  • Post and share your artwork or drawing
  • Post and share a picture of your pets

Host your own event or fundraiser

Q: Where do I start?

A: There are so many ways you can support and fundraise for Parkinson’s NSW. Refer to the Fundraising Ideas page. When you’ve decided on your activity, head to the Pitch In for Parkinson’s homepage, select how you want to fundraise and follow the prompts.

Q: I would like to have a party but instead of gifts I would like people to donate to Parkinson’s NSW. How do I do this?

A: The easiest way is to create your very own online fundraising page that you can share with your friends and family. Anyone who donates to your page will automatically receive a tax receipt via email, so you don’t have to worry about collecting money, banking it and keeping financial records. Start your online page here: https://pitchin.gofundraise.com.au/

Q: Can you help me promote my fundraising activity?

A: We will assist where possible but cannot always guarantee we will be able to promote your activity. We have created downloaded resources for you to use to help promote your event. These can be found on the fundraising resources page. 

Q: Is my fundraising activity/event covered by Parkinson’s NSW insurance?

A: The Parkinson’s NSW insurance policy does not cover events conducted by outside organisations, groups or individuals. You may be required to obtain your own public liability insurance for your fundraising activity or event. You will also need to check whether you need to obtain any other permits or licences depending on how you are planning to fundraise.

Q: Can you supply me with receipt books?

A: All donations $2 or more are tax deductible, however, receipts are only given when there is not an exchange for goods or services. For example, if money is collected for raffles and auctions, a receipt is not provided.

All cash donations must be receipted and can only be receipted by Parkinson’s NSW. The community fundraiser cannot issue receipts. Please complete the donation receipt form in your fundraising kit (issued after approval of your fundraising) and submit this with all other paperwork and donation. We are then able to issue receipts.

If you are doing all your fundraising online receipts are automatically generated and emailed to your supporter’s nominated email address.

Q: Do you have merchandise we can sell at our event? And what is the best way to get this merchandise?

A: Please go to our merchandise page http://www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au/support-us/merchandise-catalogue/ to browse and select what is best for your event.

Q: How do I bank the money I raised?

A: The policy at Parkinson’s NSW is to bank money raised within 14 days of the completion of your fundraising activity or event. Banking details including your reference number are in your authority to fundraiser letter.

Q: My friend wants to donate with a credit card but doesn’t trust donating online. How can they donate?

A: Request some prepaid donation envelopes that they can fill out and simply pop in the post. Email pnsw@parkinsonsnsw.org.au or call 1800 644 189.

Q: Where do the funds raised from Pitch In for Parkinson’s go?

A: Less than 8 percent of Parkinson’s NSW funding comes from government grants. The services and support Parkinson’s NSW provides for people living with Parkinson’s depend almost entirely on the generosity of thoughtful people like you.

You will be helping to support:

  • More than 6,000 people per year who are supported by the experienced Registered Nurses who staff the Parkinson’s NSW InfoLine
  • Specialised counselling services for people living with Parkinson’s and carers
  • Over 90 Support Groups across NSW who provide peer support, disseminate useful information and create social opportunities for people living with Parkinson’s.
  • Education seminars that are offered for people living with Parkinson’s and carers, primary and allied health practitioners and aged care support staff.
  • Highly-trained Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses placed in regional communities
  • Annual research grants awarded for projects seeking new and improved treatments for people living with Parkinson’s, and eventually a cure.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: If you need further assistance, please get in touch with Parkinson’s NSW fundraising manager on 1800 644 189 or pnsw@parkinsonsnsw.org.au

Ready to Pitch In for Parkinson’s? 

Register your fundraiser today

 

 

 

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