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OPDC Xmas Quiz 2019Researchers from the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC); Richard Wade-MartinsDayne Beccano-KellyNora Bengoa-Vergniory, Marta Madureira, Brent RyanMatthieu TriganoSiv Vingillalong with OPDC administrator, Lorraine Dyson, travelled to the Royal Oak, Goodworth Clatford in Andover to take part in a quiz night in aid of Parkinson’s research.

During the night of Wednesday 11 December, OPDC supporters Bobbie Coelho, Mary Doherty and Dawn Huntly presented a cheque for £2000 to Professor Richard Wade-Martins to support the work being carried out by the OPDC into Parkinson’s Disease.

Photo from Left to Right: Mary Doherty, Bobbie Coelho, Professor Richard Wade-Martins and Dawn Huntley

The funds have been raised by a number of events run over the year by the fundraising team, including the sales of poetry and children’s books, written by Bobbie Coelho, car boot sales and the knitting and selling scarfs and snoods. In total, the team have raised over £23,000 over the past 11 years.

“We are delighted to have been part of a fantastic evening with the money raised going to the OPDC to continue their research into Parkinson’s Disease.

A huge thanks to Mike and Kate Lawton for hosting the quiz at the Royal Oak and for making us so welcome. Along with the £2000 raised over the year, an extra £530 was raised on the night.

Though the OPDC team did not excel with the quiz itself (coming third from last), it was all about taking part and helping to raise important funds to support our ongoing research studies.” Lorraine Dyson, OPDC Administrator

Bobbie, Mary and Dawn are long-time supporters of the OPDC. Read more about their past fundraising efforts here.