Tulips bloom for Parkinson’s awareness

A SEA of colourful tulips has bloomed in Wraxall as part of efforts to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

Members of the North West Somerset branch of Parkinson’s UK arranged for 2,000 Parkinson’s tulip bulbs to be planted at the Tyntesfield estate and they have bloomed just in time for the awareness week, which began on Monday and runs until Sunday.

To raise funds for Parkinson’s UK, members have organised for a performance by Avon Glen Pipe Band to be held at Clevedon’s bandstand in Elton Road from 12.30-1.45pm on Sunday.

A commemorative quilt is also being made by volunteers, which will be displayed in Nailsea’s library before being auctioned off to raise funds.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week is held each year and aims to collect cash towards the work carried out Parkinson’s UK to find a cure. The progressive neurological condition can cause people to experience tremors, slowness of movement and rigidity.

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* To find out more visit www.parkinsons.org.uk

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