Weekly Challenge, 9th April – #UniteForParkinsons
This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week, Wednesday being World Parkinson’s Day. As a way of raising awareness of the condition we will join the occasion by handing over our Weekly Challenge to our great friends in Derby who are part of Derby Parkinson’s creativity group. We have been working with them over the last year. They are a wonderful, creative and dedicated group who always love doing and sharing creative challenges together, so here is there’s for you to complete this week…
The Parkinson’s Flower is the Cornflower. They are easy to grow wild flowers and will give your garden the most wonderful blue flowers in the summer. It’s the perfect time now to start sowing too. Can you create a cornflower collage, drawing or painting with Parkinson’s in mind? .
If you have more time … Once you’ve captured the vibrant blue of the cornflower, look out for Parkinson’s blue around you. How many awareness raising things do you come across in your area this week? Such things often go by unnoticed, despite all the effort involved.
Did you manage to learn something new about Parkinson’s? How was it to spend a few minutes thinking about the condition and those affected by it? Did you share your thoughts with anyone?
Share your lovely Parkinson’s cornflowers with us and @parkinsons.uk. Also try share with as many friends, family, strangers as possible to raise awareness this week. Tag #UniteForParkinsons & #64MillionArtists!