Shining a light on Parkinson's disease

Posted on: Friday 8 April 2022

Parkinson’s Awareness Week kicks off on Monday and to mark the occasion, residents who suffer from the illness, are invited to attend a free local support group.

The Parkinson’s support group get together every third Thursday of the month, 2:30pm, at The Log Cabin in Penygarn.

This month they have organised a free afternoon tea party for new and existing members and their carers to attend.

Civic Centre in Pontypool will also be lit blue next week to help further raise awareness.

The theme this year is Mental Health in Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Care.

It was inspired by the fact that up to 50% of people with Parkinson’s will suffer from anxiety or depression at some point during their illness.

Support UK will be launching the first ever Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, exclusively for people affected by Parkinson’s.

As there is no cure for Parkinson’s, the campaign hopes to improve quality of life and to ensure that people live better for longer.

To donate or fundraise to support any area, visit

April is also a month we help to raise further awareness about bowel cancer.

Every 15 minutes somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK, that's nearly 43,000 people each year.

The campaign looks to support everyone affected by the illness, by making their voices heard and to drive positive change by championing early diagnosis and campaigning for best treatment and care. 

To support and find out more information about the campaign, visit Bowel Cancer UK.

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