June 2011 Recipients
A grant to the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury will be used to provide families with parents living with Multiple Sclerosis with a fun excursion during the school holidays.
The Society’s $1,680 grant will pay for both parents and children to go on day trips during the school holidays to the movies and ten pin bowling, with no cost to the families.
Lindsey Kerr, Project Coordinator of the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society, says, “This event allows children to have fun while alleviating some of the energy their parents put in, through the extra help of staff on hand during the day.
“The parents can enjoy a free and social day chatting with other members with similar conditions, a rare opportunity for those still working and trying to run the household.”
The Society has provided professional support, care and information to people who live with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s for over 40 years. This school holiday programme is an essential service that the Society provides and is a great way for families to engage with others in their community.