July 2020 Newsletter and Street Appeal Volunteer Forms

Find our July Newsletter here! It is once again produced in house, but we do endeavor to bring you the same high quality that you’re used to. If you have read the Newsletter and want to volunteer for our Annual Street Appeal, you can find the Volunteer Form here. You can fill that out and…

2019 – 2020 Annual Report

The Annual Report was presented at the Annual General Meeting, Monday 27th July, 2020. Inside are the President’s Report, the Manager’s Report, Statement of Service Report, the Treasurer’s report and the full Financials for the financial year. Please feel free to take a look here.

Reopening for Level 1

Hello everyone We are in Level 1! We are very pleased to announce a gradual return to exercise groups. Nordic walking has already begun again, with yoga classes close behind. From this Wednesday June 10, Parkinson’s Power starts at the gym at 10 am, and we hear that folks are keen to get going. Open…

Renew your Entertainment Book membership!

We are fundraising with Entertainment and 2019 memberships are about to expire! Purchase now and receive a $10 Countdown gift voucher for a single city or a $20 Countdown voucher for a multi city app. Your membership will last for 12 months from the day you purchase it, and as an added bonus you will…

Update – Our response at Level 2

Hello everyone We hope everyone enjoyed our ‘Bubble Update’ newsletter which came out a week ago. Level 2 gives our staff the great opportunity to be back working from our premises in Sir William Pickering Drive. We are not open for any visits from or to members just yet. Some people are very keen to…

Lockdown Staff Blog – Charlotte 2

With the end of Lockdown in sight and Mother’s Day this weekend, there’s plenty to be cheerful about. It helps that the weather has been rather spectacular the last few days too! Although it has been rather tough getting through these days, I always have my own little ray of sunshine. Even if a day…

Lockdown Staff Blog – Judy

Life has become simple in many respects. This suits me, although I’m not quite sure about other members in our bubble. They appear to be taking things in their stride though. My son asked just before lockdown if he and my granddaughter Olivia could come stay with us. She’s 7 years old and her mum…

Lockdown Staff Blog – Anna

Hi everyone, your friendly Parkinson’s nurse Anna Fraser here! I hope you’re all doing well in your bubble. Like others in the organisation I’m working from home alongside my hubby Tom. And, we have five teenage boys in the house all trying to continue their online schooling so it’s fair to say our rural internet…

Lockdown Staff Blogs – Charlotte

Hi everyone! This is Charlotte, the fundraising assistant, bringing you the next installment of our staff blog. I am currently at my home in Central Christchurch, with my husband and my two-and-a-half-year-old. I also, like many of you, have MS. I’ve made a little home office in our bedroom and take time – whenever I…

Lockdown Staff Blogs – Robin

Greetings everyone, this is Service Manager, Robin Furley. Our staff team is going to take turns with regular contributions to our page here. Yesterday was day one of our ‘work-cation’, and weather-wise it was a glorious late summer day. We are all working from home and we are thankful for the technology that allows us…