Drum Beat

The Gary Mason Drummers ran a session at the 4th Birthday Party event.  Jacqui and Jackie were first up to volunteer to take part.

Jackie and Jacquie Drumming

Essential Tremor group attended birthday party.

Jackie and Jacqui

Jackie Farrell (left) with Jacqui Shields at the 4th Birthday Party.  Jackie made a short presentation on Essential Tremor and explained the difference between this condition and Parkinsons.

For more information on Essential Tremor visit Jackie’s website.

Birthday Celebrations

The Gary Mason Drummers entertained us at our birthday celebrations today, held at the SCILL centre.

“It’s hard to imagine that we have been going four years now”, said Jacqui Shields who set up the club.

The NHS attended the event and talked to people about the condition and their experiences of health treatment.

Jackie Farrell from from Essential Tremor was also at the event and gave a short presentation on the condition.

Lots of pictures were taken and we’ll publish them as they are sent to us.


Change of Date for Awareness Day

We previously announced that we would be at Sutton Library on 18 February – we have had to change the date –  it is now 11 February 2016  between 10am and 3pm.  We will be in the Europa Gallery area and will be joined by Jackie Farrell who will be running a table about Essential Tremor.  People with this condition can also have fibromyalgia so it makes sense to work together to raise awareness of both conditions.

Just add water

Today’s walk on water, provided by Jo, from Sutton and East Surrey Water went down well.   Thank you to Jo for coming to speak to our group today.  I think it left us with a lot to think about.

Jacqui Shields


Check out our programme of events; there is something happening each week and with  variety of things to do there is something for everyone.