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Volunteer group connected to the Parkinson's UK Charity

Join us in-person on 25 February

This month we will be resuming Face to Face (F2F) meetings at the David Rayner Building on 25 February at 10.30am. We look forward to welcoming all those who are able and interested in coming back together again. There will be some changes, since we last gathered (back in 2020) and we’ll share details via our branch emails – stay tuned.

Working age PwP event: Feb 5 2022

FIRST MEETING OF WORKING AGE GROUP SET FOR FEBRUARY 5: We are helping to establish a new Working Age Group for PwP, many of whom cannot attend our Friday events because of work and other commitments. The first meeting will be at 10:30AM – 1:30PM on Saturday, February 5, at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, High
Street, Hemingford Abbots, Cambs PE28 9AH.

After tea and coffee on arrival, and an Introduction to Parkinson’s
UK local support services, at 11 there will be various workshops for the participants to discuss local expectations, and their needs for social support. This will be followed at 12 by either a speaker or an activity, then at 12.30, by a social lunch. There will also be an information stand. For tickets, see Cambridgeshire working age event page or contact
Julie Wilson at, or

Rory Cellan-Jones presentation

The branch were delighted that Cambridge University Alumni, television and news reporter and PwP, Rory Cellan-Jones, was willing to present to the branch at our Cuppa and Cake on 11 June.  His talk was a personal history of his journey with Parkinson’s, its impact on his life and how his insight into technology is supporting the journey.  Rory is an engaging, funny individual with a very up-beat approach to his Parkinson’s.

To watch the video please click on this link to our YouTube Channel:

Roger Barker Presentation

If you only watch one video from the Branch it must be this one!

Our Cuppa and Cake Meeting on Friday 23 April was attended by 60 logins and in a lot of cases there were two viewers, at a guess we were close to a hundred participants!  It was great to see many of our regular attendees and especially good to see some new faces and our guests from the Peterborough, Uttlesford and Saffron Walden Branches. 

Professor Roger Barker, who is the Honorary President of the Cambridge Branch, always attracts a large audience when ever he speaks to the Branch.  Friday was no different.  Roger was, as always, entertaining, natural, informative and inspiring.  We are so fortunate to have him based at the Addenbrooke’s Campus.

In advance of and since Friday, numerous of you have been in touch to ask if the session will be or has been recorded.  The answer a resounding YES!  The video is 55 minutes including a lively Q&A.

Time to get a belated Cuppa and Cake and watch one of the best in his field, click on the link to our You Tube Channel:

It has already had 178 views!  

Please note:


Because all of our in-person events and activities are suspended, we’ve moved things online. Reach out to our Membership secretary to join our mailing list and you’ll receive a link to our regular Cuppa & Cake Zoom branch meeting.

You can also take a look on the Parkinson’s UK website and join the online community here on Facebook. See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page.