4th March 2014

The Dinner Dance, held at the Hilton Hotel in Newport on Saturday March 1st, was attended by over 100 police officers, staff, their partners and friends. Individuals and sponsors donated a host of prizes for the raffle which managed to raise £1,000 for the support and research charity which has been working for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition which affects one person in every 500. People with Parkinson's don't have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. The main symptoms of Parkinson's are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson's can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.

Deputy Commissioner, Paul Harris, who led on organising the event, said: "Parkinson's UK has made a real difference to the lives of people with the condition over the last 40 years. It was a great opportunity for colleagues, families and friends to get together and enjoy themselves whilst raising money for a really good cause. We had a fantastic evening and I would like to thank all the sponsors and everyone who donated money so kindly."