A cheque for £4,050.29 was presented to the Isle of Man Parkinson’s Disease Society, during a Parkinson’s Awareness Week lunch at the home of the chairman, Pamela Shimwell-Mayo. The money was raised by Cathy Ashton, who ran the Edinburgh Marathon. She chose the charity as the recipient after meeting some of the members at a Christmas party. Cathy thanked all who sponsored and supported her.
The money raised stays on the island and is used for the welfare of people with Parkinson’s.
The society helps with items such as specialised wheelchairs, for example, or social support. It also holds regular drop-ins, outings and lunches for members and their carers.
Pictured is Cathy Ashton (second right) presenting the cheque to, from left, Pamela Shimwell-Mayo, Michael Cowin and Rob Farrer.
Picture: Mike Proudfoot MP140610 (3)