Guildford and South Surrey Branch




Volunteers needed to help run our Branch!

Local Branches of Parkinson’s UK are run entirely by volunteers. The Guildford and South Surrey Branch has an active committee of eight, and each of us takes the lead in a different aspect of the Branch’s work, organising and delivering the various activities and meetings. Thanks to modern technology, we have kept everything going during lockdowns and other restrictions. In addition to the committee, there are many other volunteers who support us in many ways.


But we need more! There are two roles in particular which are currently vacant:


Communications co-ordinator. Keeping members informed is important, especially in these days of COVID when we are not meeting in person. Our regular newsletter, The Park, has an editor (Anne Folkes) but the website ( ) needs an equivalent person to supply up to date content to the technical manager. A communications co-ordinator would keep themselves informed of the group’s various activities (e.g. by keeping in touch with the committee members and attending our six-weekly meetings), ensuring that relevant information appears promptly on the website. No technical skills are needed, just a few hours to spare each month, a desire to help and a way with words!


Fundraising co-ordinator. During 2021, the last of the Legacy money will be spent. Thereafter, we will need to raise funds if we are to continue to subsidise the many activities that we offer to our members. The Fundraising co-ordinator would work with our Treasurer (Steve Heron) and others to raise the money we will need. This may be by applying for grants, appealing to local businesses or organisations, or organising more traditional fundraising activities (once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.


Please consider whether you or a family member or friend could offer the help that we need!


For more information, please contact the Chair, Niki Tompkinson, at