Parkinson’s UK support group in Bishop Auckland seeks volunteers

A support group for local people living with Parkinson’s and their loved ones has issued an appeal for volunteers.

The Parkinson UK’s Bishop Auckland Support Group holds a monthly group meeting at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. They are now looking for new Support Group Helpers and a Finance Contact.

The group is continuing to grow and provide more support for people living with Parkinson’s. New volunteers who can spare a few hours a month would help to ensure that local people with Parkinson’s can access activities that make a real difference to them.

“Our Bishop Auckland Support Group is a lifeline for people in the local area who are living with Parkinson’s, but we rely on volunteers to help us keep these groups running,” said Cara Connolly, Network Support Officer, Parkinson’s UK.

“Without the support from volunteers, these groups could be forced to close. Get involved today.”

Around 153,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, including around 1,292 in County Durham.

The mission of Parkinson’s UK is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s through pioneering research, information, support and campaigning.

There are around 365 Parkinson’s UK local groups throughout the UK, all run by volunteers who are trained and supported by Parkinson’s UK staff.

The Bishop Auckland Parkinson’s UK group meets monthly on the first Tuesday at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, 10.30am-12pm, DL14 7NP.

For more information or to discuss the role, please contact Cara Connolly, Network Support Officer, on 020 7963 3693 or visit