CÔR Meibion Dinefwr members have presented a cheque for £1650 to Parkinsons UK.

A presentation event took place recently when Bethan Palfrey, representing the charity, picked up the cheque from members at Capel Newydd, Llandeilo.

Bethan, who travelled from Penarth, is the Regional Fundraising Manager for the charity.

Côr Meibion Dinefwr chose Parkinsons UK as their charity during 2019 in memory of one of their choristers, the late Gordon Griffiths who was very supportive of the local branch of Parkinson's and over the years raised a lot of money to benefit sufferers.

A choir spokesperson said: "Gordon was a faithful and well liked member of the choir who sang in the baritone section and farmed with his family just outside Llandeilo in the village of Trap."

There are 510 people in Carmarthenshire living with Parkinson's, and the charity estimates that another 64 people will receive a diagnosis this year.

Parkinson’s UK estimate that there are more than 40 symptoms of the condition. As well as the most widely known symptom - tremor - these range from physical symptoms like muscle stiffness to depression, anxiety, hallucinations, memory problems and dementia, but Parkinson’s affects everyone differently.

Bethan informed the choir that Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure and it affects 145,000 people in the UK including 7,692 in Wales.