Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Give blood!

Give blood!

Blood stocks are low at the moment, and so it is more important than ever that people come forward to donate blood and save lives. 

Donors of all ages and backgrounds are needed to make sure that the right blood is available to the patients that need it. This means that nearly 400 new donors are needed each day to meet demand, with around 135,000 new donors needed each year to replace those who can no longer donate. It is especially important that more young people come forward to donate blood so that there are enough blood donors in the future.

Giving blood takes no time at all and in doing so you could save lives. Please do look into whether you can donate blood and find your nearest centre here- https://www.blood.co.uk 

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Nominate your community champion today!

Every month, a member of our community gets awarded a community champions award for going above and beyond for their local community. 

Community champions are nominated by members of the community. So, if you know an individual, business or community group who are making a real difference, please follow the link below to nominate them for the award. 

Monday, 11 April 2022

World Parkinson's Awareness Day

World Parkinson's Awareness Day takes place on 11th April every year to raise awareness of Parkinson's and its effects on people's lives. 

Not enough people understand what it’s like to live with Parkinson’s. They don’t know it’s a serious condition. They don’t realise that treatments are limited and that there is no cure.

But if more people understand Parkinson’s, the more people can fundraise, can fight for fair benefits, can support their local communities, and, ultimately, can get us closer to that cure.

It’s time to start the conversation. It’s time to talk about Parkinson’s.

Some facts:

  • Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
  • There are over 40 symptoms. From pain and stiffness, to problems with sleep and mental health. 
  • 1 in 37 people alive today in the UK will be diagnosed with Parkinson's in their lifetime.
  • Every hour, 2 more people are diagnosed. That's the same as 18,000 people every year. 
  • Around 145,000 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with Parkinson's