Parkinson’s UK’s Hereford and District support group is urgently appealing for volunteers. 

The group offers information, advice, help and friendship for local people affected by Parkinson’s and has been running for many years at high demand.

However, the number of volunteers have been in the decline and it is limiting what he group can offer. 

The Hereford and District support group is looking for a secretary and additional Committee Members to keep the group running. These are flexible roles with a big impact. The volunteer ensure people with Parkinson’s who live locally can access activities that make a difference to them. 

The secretary will be responsible for tasks ranging from taking the minutes in the meetings to engaging with organisations to support future activities and events, and the committee members will help with the general running of the group. 

Network Support Officer at Parkinson’s UK, Jane Henderson, said: “Activities provided by the local groups are a lifeline for people in the area ho are living with Parkinson’s, but unless new volunteers step forward people could be left without the support they need. 

“If you can spare a few hours a month, we’d love to welcome you to volunteer alongside the amazing people who are part of the group- because with your support, we really can change lives. 

“As well as making. Big difference to people living with Parkinson’s in your local community, volunteering is a great opportunity to try something new, have new experiences, and meet new people. Join us today!”

Around 153,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, including over 10,000 people in the West Midlands.

Parkinson's UK is the UK's leading charity supporting those with the condition. Its mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's through pioneering research, information, support and campaigning.

For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Jane Henderson on 03442253694 or email at [email protected].