Honiton cream tea raises cash for Parkinson's UK

PUBLISHED: 08:43 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:43 04 July 2017

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A cream tea party put on by a Honiton woman raised £160 for charity Parkinson's UK.

Gillian Earl, who has the illness herself, hosted 40 people at her home when she held the event.

Gillian said: “It went very well and I was delighted to raise £160.

“I moved to Honiton three years ago and my first impression was of the friendliness of the townspeople.

“I particularly want to thank Sean, Co-op manager, Coffee #1, Shaul’s Bakery, Tina at C H Baker and Sons, Kitchen On the Corner and Honiton Wine Bar, as well as my neighbours for their donations.”

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.

There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s UK steers groundbreaking research to improve treatments and to find a cure for the illness.

For more information about what the charity does, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk

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