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The Christmas Party is on Thursday 6 th  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 Shop The Branch will be selling Christmas cards at the Charity Christmas Card Shop in St Mary’s Church. The shop will open from Friday 19 th   October until Wednesday 5 th  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 25 th  Oct (10.00am - 1.15pm) Thursdays 1 st ,  8 th , 15 th  Nov (10.00am - 1.15pm) Wednesday 21 st  Nov (1.00pm - 4.15pm) Thursday 22 nd  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 AGM Join 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 Lottery update Unfortunately 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.  
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY  We meet at the Harlescott Club, Roselyn, Harlescott Shrewsbury SY1 4LP on the first Thursday of the month at 2.15pm  October 3rd 10th 24th Physio Sessions 4th Branch speaker Graham Fuller; Lasting Power of Attorney 25th Speech Training 25th Charity Xmas Card Shop Duties  November 1st Branch speaker Vicky Turrell (Robins)   1st 8th 15th 21st 22nd Charity Xmas Card Shop Duties  7th 14th 28th Physio Sessions  8th 22nd Speech Training  21st Committee Meeting 29th Branch Christmas Lunch  December 5th 12th Physio Sessions (only two this month) 6th Christmas Party Time 13th Speech Training (only one this month)