Shrewsbury NEWS 2
Answers to Fred by 1 January 2021; a winner will be drawn from a hat on 2 January 2021 to win a bottle of bubbly! Charity Christmas Card Shop Thank you to everyone who has supported the Christmas Card shop at St Mary’s Church which closed on Friday 11 December. It opened at the end of October, and should have been open for six weeks but lockdown had different ideas! However, the shop has done really well since reopening and in a recent article in the Shropshire Star the Secretary Chris Sower said it seems more people are buying cards this year, possibly due to people being able to see less of each other as a result of the pandemic. The final figure is still to be calculated, but we estimate that the Branch has raised around £500. Christmas meeting - Regional volunteers Jackie Conn, Parkinson’s UK Local Network Support Officer has extended an invitation to the final Regional Volunteer Call for 2020, on Friday 18 December 2pm until 3pm. There will be a short quiz and Alison Lofas (Network Volunteering Manager) will be joining the call and answering questions. The Zoom details are: Topic: Volunteer Xmas Final 2020 call Time: Dec 18, 2020 02:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://parkinsons-org-uk.zoom.us/j/97243985049 Meeting ID: 972 4398 5049 Keeping active, keeping loud Physio classes continue over the internet on Zoom, and we were delighted to be joined by two new members recently. Sandy has said that she would be happy to try and guide people through the technology, if this is causing any difficulties. Sandy can be contacted at sandyaramsay@aol.com Natalie too is continuing her Speech & Language classes on Zoom and is happy to take on new people. You can email Natalie on natalie@speechadvance.co.uk or text on 07980 260234 to express an interest. Finally, Fred’s thoughts... The person that does things that count usually does not stop to count them. And a couple of festive joke to cheer us up! Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing? A: Because they always drop their needles! Why was the turkey in the pop group? A: Because he was the only one with drumsticks! Why did the turkey cross the road? A: Because it was the chicken's day off!