The Lisburn Branch of the Parkinson's
Disease Society receives a cheque for more than £28,000
as the Mayor's Charity for 2006/07. Pictured are (l-r)
Lisburn Branch Chairperson, Mrs Irene Falloon; Branch
Secretary, Mrs Violet Swarbrigg and Branch Treasurer, Mr
Stephen Anderson with the former Mayor, Councillor
Trevor Lunn and his wife, Mrs Laureen Lunn. US4207-
THE Lisburn Branch of the Parkinson's Disease
Society was presented with a cheque for over £28,000 this week
by the former Mayor, Councillor Trevor Lunn.
Mr Lunn chose the branch as the Mayor's
Charity during his term of office which finished in June.
The funds were raised through events such as
the Mayor's Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day, the 25th Lisburn
Half Marathon, St Patrick's Day celebrations and in Santa's
Grotto at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.
Chairperson of the Lisburn Parkinson's
Disease Society, Mrs Irene Falloon, accepted the cheque from Mr
Lunn and said: "The Lisburn Branch was delighted to have been
chosen as the Mayor's Charity last year and these funds raised
will play a vital role in progressing the work of the Charity in
"I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks
to Councillor Lunn and to the Mayor's Office and all those
involved in the events that helped to achieve this fantastic
sum. The members of the Branch and the Committee are very
grateful to the former Mayor, not only for his own efforts in
raising money, but also for raising awareness about Parkinson's
Disease and raising the profile of the charity in Lisburn. I
know this has made a big difference."
Mr Lunn added: "This is a tremendous amount
and I would like to thank everyone who contributed. The families
and carers of those suffering with Parkinson's Disease require
support and respite and this money will be used locally to
support them, as well as to fund much-needed research into the
cause of Parkinson's Disease and any possible cure."
The final figure raised during Mr Lunn's term
of office was £28,246.52, with additional funds raised at events
hosted by the charity, including the successful Jenny Bristow