Local MPs bowl with Parkinson's Society

October 15, 2008 3:04 PM
Ian Anderson, Chairman of Stockport PDS, Pam King, Mayor of Stockport, Andrew Stunell, Hazel Grove MP, Mark Hunter, Cheadle MP

Mark is Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson's Disease

Cheadle Constituency MP Mark Hunter was at the Romiley Community Centre on Saturday 11 October to attend the opening of a new bowls club by the Stockport Branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society.

The club was awarded £5,800 to fund the effort by Awards for All, a Lottery grant scheme.

The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Pam King officially opened the club, which will provide vital exercise and movement for people living with Parkinson's, a degenerative neurological condition affecting movement. Regular exercise has been shown to improve balance, coordination and other movement; skills that people with Parkinson's often have to re-learn.

Mark Hunter MP said, "I'm really pleased that the local Parkinson's Disease Society has received the money to set up a club like this. Ian Anderson and his colleagues do invaluable work for people with Parkinson's and their carers in the local community - and I'm sure this bowling club will be a great resource for them in years to come. Through the PDS local people suffering from Parkinson's can come together and enjoy themselves, and I'll continue to support that in every way I can."

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