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A photo of team members in front of a giant inflatable brain
Photo from left to right back row: Jatin Sharma, Anna Lavayssiere, Ajantha Abey, Elly Robles, Professor Richard Wade-Martins, Dr Gizem Önal, Ben Wade-Martins. Front row: Lorraine Dyson, Johanna Hoffmann, Kamila Blachowiak, Victoria Lievens, Akansha Mehta. Missing from photo: Dr Sandor Szunyogh

On Saturday 13 April 2024, a team of researchers from the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) joined members of the Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch to support the ‘Cream Tea’ event, which was organised to help raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The event was held at Seacourt Hall, Botley, Oxford as part of April’s Parkinson’s Awareness month. Members of the Wade-Martins Research Group spent time chatting to the Parkinson’s community over a cup of tea, fresh scones and a selection of delicious cakes.

Inflatable brain

The hall featured a large inflatable brain structure (photo above) which was kindly loaned by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford to the Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch, for the event.

The afternoon provided an excellent opportunity for members of the OPDC to spent time answering questions from visitors near the brain exhibit, talk with people who are affected by Parkinson’s and discuss the important research currently taking place in the Wade-Martins Group.

The afternoon was a huge success and organisers were delighted with the large turnout, which raised over £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK from sales of cakes, hot drinks, a tombola and raffle.