The Christmas Party is on Thursday 6th December at the Harlescott Club. If you are hoping to come along, it would be helpful if you could let Fred know so that we have a general idea of numbers for catering.Charity Christmas Card ShopThe Branch will be selling Christmas cards at the Charity Christmas Card Shop in St Mary’s Church. The shop will open from Friday 19thOctober until Wednesday 5th December 2018 (10.15am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday).We have been asked to supply one volunteer per shift to help keep the card stocks topped up. Our designated shifts are: Thursday 25th Oct (10.00am - 1.15pm)Thursdays 1st, 8th, 15th Nov (10.00am - 1.15pm)Wednesday 21st Nov (1.00pm - 4.15pm)Thursday 22nd Nov (10.00am - 1.15pm)We would be very grateful for volunteers to support this important fundraising activity. Please contact Fred on 01743 872 597, or any of the committee members if you are able to help. Please tell your friends about the shop, and encourage them to come along and support us! Parkinson's UK Members' Day and 2018 AGMJoin other members of the Parkinson's community at their Members' Day and 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). It is an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration, learn about the impact that is being made, and help shape future plans - as well as taking part in this year's AGM.Paul Mayhew-Archer will be the host for the day. Paul has written some of the UK's most loved comedy shows - including The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown's Boys - and has been a dedicated supporter and member of the charity since he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. The event is 11am-3.45pm on Sat 20 October 2018 (Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham B4 7ET). For more information visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/agm-2018Lottery updateUnfortunately there has been a delay in starting the Branch lottery due to administrative issues. However, we are still keen to get this underway and an update will follow in the next newsletter.And finally, Fred’s thoughts...Look on the world as a big fruit cake... it wouldn't be complete without a few nuts in it.