Typhoon House

 

Supported Charity

Meet the Team

House Captain - Mr. L. Lovelidge

Vice House Captains - Mrs. J Jupp, Mrs Forrest

Other Typhoon House membersMr Dean, Mrs Parker, Mrs Cushcagua, Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Skipper

About the Typhoon House

Hello, I’m Mr Lovelidge and I am very proud to say I am the house captain for the orange Typhoon house. I am assisted by Mrs. J Jupp, Mrs Forrest, Mr Dean, Mrs Parker, Mrs Cushcagua, Mrs Hodgson, Mrs Skipper and Miss Nicholson.  

Our sponsored charity is Parkinson’s UK. One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. Parkinson symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone. There is currently no cure, but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.

My team hope to raise money, through numerous fun and exciting fund raisers, to contribute towards experts finding ways to help people manage with Parkinson’s.

As you know, our Principal suffers from Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia and enlarged brain ventricles. These are long term conditions which do affect her on a daily basis but she is still able to carry out her duties.

Parkinson’s and related neurological conditions affect people in many different ways and not every person is the same when they suffer from it.

People with Parkinson's don't have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died.

There's currently no cure for Parkinson's and we don't yet know why people get the condition.

Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things.

The loss of nerve cells in the brain causes the symptoms of Parkinson's to appear.

There's currently no cure for Parkinson's and we don't yet know why people get the condition.

Parkinson's doesn't directly cause people to die, but symptoms do get worse over time.

How many people have Parkinson's?

One person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 127,000 people in the UK.

Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Parkinson's symptoms

Everyone with Parkinson's has different symptoms.

The main symptoms of Parkinson's are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement.

As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson's can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.

The symptoms someone has and how quickly the condition develops will differ from one person to the next..

The symptoms can be controlled using a combination of drugstherapies and occasionally surgery.

As Parkinson's progresses, an increased amount of care and support may be required, although many people maintain a good quality of life with limited care or treatment.

Parkinson's diagnosis

Research is helping us understand Parkinson's better and better.

It's not easy to diagnose Parkinson's. There are no laboratory tests so it's important that the diagnosis is made by a specialist.

The specialist will examine the person for any physical signs of Parkinson's and take a detailed history of the symptoms they're experiencing.

Save the date

Parkinson’s UK is a charity who support people and their families with Parkinson’s. It is one of our house charities.