LOCALS are being encouraged to visit the monthly Parkinson’s café in Girvan.

Running on the last Thursday of every month on 2 Duff Street between 1pm and 2.30pm, the café which is run by volunteers with the support of Parkinson’s UK, is an opportunity for people to meet for a relaxed social event while getting access to information and support.

Gill MacGregor, Parkinson’s UK Volunteer Co-ordinator, said: “We know that some people, particularly those recently diagnosed, aren’t too keen on joining established support groups.

“We know too that travelling to a regular group elsewhere can be difficult. The café is an informal social gathering in an attractive and accessible venue that’s open for anyone living with, or affected by, Parkinson’s.

“Please come and join us – you’re guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.”

For more information please contact Gill on 0344 225 9836 or 07976 866647 or gmacgregor@parkinsons.org.uk