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Volunteers Needed at Parkinson’s UK Cymru’s Cardiff branch

Parkinson’s UK Cymru’s Cardiff branch have issued an urgent appeal for volunteers as it faces closure.

The branch has been running for over 50 years and many local people with Parkinson’s regularly attend, but it could be forced to reduce its activities or even close as volunteer numbers have declined.

The branch, which meets at various venues across Cardiff, is looking for a Branch Secretary and Committee Members to keep the group operating.

These are flexible roles with a big impact. The volunteers will ensure people with Parkinson’s who live locally can access activities that make a real difference to them. These roles are responsible for coordinating group activities, attending meetings and activities, managing local membership and to the wider community about what the Cardiff Branch has to offer.

Rebecca Lydon, Community Development Coordinator, Parkinson’s UK Cymru said:

“Activities provided by local groups are a lifeline for people in the local area who 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. With your support we really can change lives.

“As well as making a 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 8,300 people in Wales.

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 further details about the volunteer vacancies for the Cardiff Branch, please contact Rebecca Lydon, Community Development Coordinator, on 0344 225 3714 or rlydon@parkinsons.org.uk

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