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Pouches to Raise Funds for Parkinson's Research

Posted by Bronwyn Etheridge on


You can never have enough of these little pouches I’ve made – perfect for travelling, holding jewellery, keys, phone, ipad, make up, work materials ….. anything really that helps you get through your day.

Apart from being incredibly useful, the special things about these pouches is that $3.00 from each sale during the What’s in the Box Market on December 10th, will be donated to Parkinson’s Research.

Parkinson’s is a dreadful disease that affects approx. 10 million people worldwide & approx. 70,000 in Australia. 32 Australians are diagnosed each day. The reason this disease develops is unknown.

Parkinson's is the second most common neurological disease in Australia after dementia.While we often associate this disease with people over 60, many young people are affected. Michael J Fox was diagnosed at age 29.

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, affecting nerve cells in the brain which makes movement difficult.

The disorder is chronic and progressive, affecting the nerve cells that produce dopamine. When these cells become impaired or die, the loss of dopamine leads to abnormal nerve firings and impaired movements, including tremors, loss of balance along with other problems.

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease.

(Ref: Shake it Up & Parkinson’s Australia)

The fabric these pouches are made from are up-cycled from Instyle Contract Textile presentation samples. These samples are used during presentation launches of new ranges, then are popped in a draw and forgotten about. Instead of gathering dust and possibly eventually being thrown out, they have a new life now!

A huge variety of colours and patterns available.

So, come on – think great little gifts for your loved ones and help raise more funds to help with Parkinson’s research. I sincerely thank you for it.

What’s in the Box Market

Box Hill Town Hall

Saturday 10th December 2016

10am – 3pm