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Inspirational people with Parkinson’s sought


5 February 2013

Inspirational people with Parkinson’s sought

Parkinson’s New Zealand is marking its 30th Anniversary by recognising the contribution people with Parkinson’s make in the community and the volunteers who make our Society great.

Nominations are now open for five awards. Three different categories of recognition awards celebrate people with Parkinson’s who: contribute to the wider community, endeavour to remain fit and active, and who ‘seize the day’ with their passion for work, creativity or a hobby. There are also two awards for volunteers who give great service to our society. Nominations close 4 March and nomination forms can be found on our website parkinsons.org.nz.

The award titles were inspired by a number of well-known New Zealanders including former Patron of the Society and current Ambassador, Olympian Sir Peter Snell and Sir David Levene OBE, the Society’s current Patron.

“The information and support services available to New Zealanders living with Parkinson’s and their families today is a far cry from when the Society’s founding members searched for support to no avail back in 1983. We now have a Society with 20 divisions nationwide, more than 50 staff and our members and volunteers number in their thousands,” says Chief Executive, Deirdre O’Sullivan.

“We are very proud of the organisation and how far we have come in 30 years. These awards are a tribute to the recipients but also recognise, more widely, all the great people who have helped build our Society in to the strong, caring organisation it is today,” says Deirdre.

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