Coffee cakes and charitable cause drew crowds to a fundraiser at the Corro Club helping to raise money for a new Parkinson's nurse.
Having expected a turn of 60 for her group's coffee morning, Griffith Parkinson's Support Group Coordinator Louisa Feltracco said she was ecstatic to see 79 people attend the event.
The fundraiser is the first of it's kind for the group, with Ms Fetracco saying the event will now be held every April to coincide with annual NSW wide celebrations for April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
The Griffith Parkinson's group currently supports 25 people living with the disease in Griffith, as well as their carers with a total of 48 members attending the group.
Ms Feltracco said the money raised at the coffee morning will go to Parkinson's NSW who are raising funds to employ five more nurses for regional areas in the state by 2020.
"Griffith Parkinson's Support Group commenced in 2013 under the guidance of nurse Kate Warren Based in Wagga," Mrs Feltracco said.
"Kate is employed on a part time basis two days a week, Griffith has two visiting neurologists who consult two days a fortnight are sometimes difficult to obtain.
"The alternative is that Parkinson's patients have to travel to Wagga, Albury or Sydney to visit and neurologist and these trips can be very difficult, expensive and tiring for some people with some patients having to stay the night."
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