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Parkinson’s organisations launch joint grant funding initiative to make sports more inclusive

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first_img  170 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding sport Melanie May | 20 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Parkinson’s UK is launching a grant funding initiative with Sport Parkinson’s CIC, with the aim of enabling people with the condition to participate in inclusive sport and physical activity across the world.Sport Parkinson’s has been founded by trio Charlie Appleyard, Matt Dimbylow and Garen Williams, who are all living with Parkinson’s.Over the course of the next three years, the initiative will aim to raise £175,000 for the Parkinson’s UK Active Community Grants Programme through a range of fundraising events. The funds will be used to set up new activities, expand existing programmes, pay for instructors and to develop innovative pilot projects to roll out across the community.Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. It affects around 145,000 people in the UK and there are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. As exercise can be as important as medication to help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms, the charity has continued to help the community stay active through online exercise classes during the Covid-19 pandemic.Charlie Appleyard, Co-Founder and Director at Sport Parkinson’s, said:“We are very excited to be launching this initiative to help people with Parkinson’s keep healthy and strong until a cure comes along. We want to enable the Parkinson’s community to get active, build relationships, gain access to subsidised sport and exercise and attend exciting events. It’s all about bringing the community together in difficult times and encouraging them to keep moving.“We believe that we can share our vision of the future with others, a vision that is much bigger than Sport Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s UK. Above all we want to create an environment where every person with Parkinson’s has a chance to reach their full potential.”Ghalib Ullah, Head of Commercial Partnerships at Parkinson’s UK, said: Advertisement “We’re delighted to be collaborating with such passionate ambassadors for Parkinson’s to break down the barriers that exist for people with Parkinson’s and keep them active.“Exercise is not only important for boosting the mental and physical well being of so many living with this debilitating condition, but for building strong connections and confidence. We look forward to seeing the global Parkinson’s community get active.” Parkinson’s organisations launch joint grant funding initiative to make sports more inclusivelast_img read more

Police Beat Compiled by Marilyn Baer

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first_imgDriver heading from North Bergen to Hoboken arouses suspicionNorwood resident Patrick Clemenza, 29, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10:46 p.m.He was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, and possession of drug paraphernalia.The Hoboken Police Department received a call from the North Bergen Police Department about a driver allegedly driving erratically and possibly under the influence, traveling into Hoboken. They gave a description of the vehicle, a brown Kia, which Officer David Dimartino located around Tenth and Garden streets.Dimartino spoke with the driver. Officer Luke Zezotarski arrived to provide backup and administer a field sobriety test as Dimartino searched the vehicle.The driver passed the test but was placed under arrest as the officers found several empty wax folds commonly used to store heroin allegedly in his vehicle. They searched Clemenza and found an additional 20 wax folds of heroin allegedly on him as well as $1,150, which they believed were proceeds from drug sales.Clemenza was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. $1,000 stolen from woman while at barPompano Beach, Fla. resident Bryant Gonzalez, age 27, was arrested and charged with theft on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 12:34 a.m.On Nov. 12 a woman reported that her wallet was stolen from her bag while at a local downtown waterfront bar. The wallet contained $1,000 in cash as well as miscellaneous items. During the investigation the suspect, later identified as Gonzalez, returned to the bar and was recognized by staff that confronted him and called the police.Officer Frank Francolino arrested Gonzalez. He was transported to headquarters and later released with a summons to appear in court. 1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯center_img Man robbed at knifepoint near Court Street; suspect soughtThe Hoboken Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating an alleged armed robber, according to a press release from the department.On Friday, Nov. 3, a man wearing light blue jeans, black and white Chuck Taylor Converse, a Guess t-shirt, and a dark hooded jacket allegedly followed a man and approached him in the area of 61 Sixth St. (Sixth and Court) at about 1:15 a.m. The suspect allegedly held a knife to the victim’s face and demanded he turn over his belongings.The suspect then allegedly attempted to forcibly take the victim’s backpack, but the victim was able to run away. The suspect then allegedly fled the scene and out of the city.HPD Det. Michael Miranda is investigating. His investigation led him to find out that the suspect was last seen leaving the Newport Mall area several hours later. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Miranda of the Hoboken Police Department’s Investigative Bureau at [email protected] or (201) 420-2118. All information will be kept confidential.last_img read more