Meeting up with a cuppa for PSP

Burnby Hall Pocklington.
PSPA Get together.
Picture by Paul Atkinson:
NPOC PA1711-13e
Burnby Hall Pocklington. PSPA Get together. Picture by Paul Atkinson: NPOC PA1711-13e

Residents gathered together for a monthly support group to catch up, indulge in tea and coffee and raise funds for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association.

The group meetings, held at Burnby Hall, provide information and support for patients and carers. The event, which took place on March 18, provided refreshements as well as friendship for those in need.

Linda Greendale, Julie Crowther, John Crowther

Linda Greendale, Julie Crowther, John Crowther

Michael Shepherd, who organises the meetings, said they have around 20 people every week attend.

He set up fundraising coffee mornings after his wife, Shirley, was diagnosed with PSP, which have grown into montly meetings.

Shirley died from the Parkinson’s-like neurological condition, but Michael has continued to raise funds for the cause. There is also a raffle at the montly meetings to raise funds for the charity.

The next meeting will take place on Saturday April 22 from 2pm to 4pm.

Free Massage on hand by Christine Bycroft, pictured with Val Dakin

Free Massage on hand by Christine Bycroft, pictured with Val Dakin

Ian Wadsworth with the raffel prizes

Ian Wadsworth with the raffel prizes

Derek Lake and Nigel Dakin

Derek Lake and Nigel Dakin