Kildare people are being urged to join in a virtual coffee morning and raise a cup to the Parkinson’s community this Monday 6 April at 11am.
Some 12,000 people in Ireland have this progressive neurological disorder. There is no cure.
There are numerous members under the age of 50 but many are older while some are frail and others isolated.
All of the events organised to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week, which runs from this Sunday to Saturday 11 April, have been cancelled because of Covid-19. Instead, the Parkinson’s Association are asking people to take part in a virtual coffee morning at 11am on Monday 6 April.
From your desk, your kitchen or your balcony, raise your morning cup of coffee or tea to show you are thinking of the Parkinson’s community. Maybe treat yourself to a hot cross bun, a biscuit, or whatever is to hand.
Better still, upload a photo of yourself on social media, raising your cup or mug. Uplifting messages are welcome. #parkinsons #parkinsonsawareness
You can send photos to: Twitter: @parkinsonsire Facebook: Parkinsons Ireland.
Donations to the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland are also welcome. www.parkinsons.ie/donate The Association is entirely funded through voluntary donations.