Palladian Lodge supports Parkinson’s UK. W Bro Phil Burgess during his time as Master of Palladian Lodge No 120 chose as one of the Masters’ charities, The Hereford and District Branch of the Parkinson Society. This is now known as The Hereford and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. In the UK, around 145,000 people are already living with Parkinson’s.
Palladian raise a total of £1,085 for the charity.
Arrangements to present a cheque to this fantastic organisation proved difficult to organise, so much so that Phil Burgess insisted that the presentation went on without him so that the Parkinson’s Society received the money as soon as possible.
The presentation was made to Mr Chris Frith the chair of the local society at the Kindle Centre by the Denis Cox secretary, and Clive Edwards charity steward of Palladian Lodge.
At the same time as the presentation one of the regular exercise classes going on, run by exercise trainers, Jane Allcoat and Netta Liberty. Both attended the presentation.
The local group organise a young Parkinson’s suffers social group and many specialist sessions for the older members to help individuals and in particular help with confidence to lead as full a life as possible. Chris Frith thanked the Herefordshire Freemasons for the donation which will go towards helping the approximate 600 affected by Parkinson’s in Herefordshire.