March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Having being diagnosed with a tremor a few years ago in both my hands, it is good to see the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) raising awareness of the various tremors and how they can affect people in their everyday lives. My tremors do show themselves more when stressed or for a period of minutes/hours, before normalizing. Do contact the charity for more information and/or advice.

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The aim of the National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) month is to raise awareness of essential tremor by holding a series of events across the UK, including the National Tremor Foundation’s main event, Essential Tremor Awareness Day, at Holiday Inn, Sutton on 9 March.

Essential tremor is considered one of the most common neurological movement disorders and is estimated to be eight to 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease.  People exhibit a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, legs, trunk and/or voice. It can afflict persons of any age, gender and race and in the vast majority of all cases it is inherited.  While more commonly noticed in older individuals, essential tremor can begin as early as birth.

National Essential Tremor Awareness month, was started by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), in the USA to raise awareness of essential tremor and has since been growing internationally from strength to strength.

Kevin Harfoot, NTF Chairman, said: “Over the last few years we have seen NETA month increasing in activity, particularly with the development of a stronger support group network in the UK. It’s great to see people getting together and raising awareness of essential tremor.”

We look forward to hearing more from the NTF and NETA month this March.

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NETA 2019 events

Please note: contact each event specific organiser in case of change of details.

North West Tremor Support Group Meet-Up

6 March 2019 13:00 – 14:00
Linear Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB
Contact: Tom and Joan Reader 0151 4753252

Southampton Shakers Meet-up (informal meeting)

8 March 2019 13:30 – 15:00Haskins Garden Centre West End (look for green spiral on table), Mansbridge Rd, West End, Southampton SO18 3HW
Contact: jackie@tremor.org.uk

Essential Tremor Awareness Day

9 March 2019 12:00 – 17:00
Orchard Suites, Holiday Inn, Gibson Road, Sutton SM1 2RF
Contact: jackie@tremor.org.uk

Salisbury Shakers

9 March 2019 10:30
Please note there has been a change of venue. New venue details:
Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7RA
Contact: salisburyshakers@btinternet.com

Nuneaton Tremor Awareness Meet-up

10 March 2019 15:00 – 17:00
URC church 2 Chapel St, Nuneaton CV11 5QH
Contact: nuneaton@tremor.org.uk

Nuneaton Shaking and Dining

10 March 2019 17:15 – 19:15
Attleborough Arms, Highfield Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4PL
Contact: nuneaton@tremor.org.uk

Essential Tremor in Children Support Day

10 Mar 2019 11:00 – 15:30
Glacier Suite, IceSheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Contact: kitty@tremor.org.uk

Queen Elizabeth Foundation Carshalton (NTF Information Table)

14 March 2019 10:00 – 15:00
QEF Mobility Services, 1 Metcalfe Ave, Carshalton SM5 4AN
Contact: jackie@tremor.org.uk

ET Awareness Day in Canterbury

23 March 2019 13:00 – 16:30
Age UK, Castle Row, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QY
Contact: jackie@tremor.org.uk

Leeds Awareness Meet-up

23 March 2019 13:00 – 16:00
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6ET
Contact: lands@tremor.org.uk

Find out more about NTF events.

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Charity News – Get involved in National Essential Tremor Awareness Month 2019

Something that not many may know about the wonderful work the National Tremor Foundation do in helping & supporting people and their families with various tremors. I have an essential tremor (a strange name as I could happily do without it!), which affects both my hands. March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Read on for more how you can get involved – it can be as simple as putting up a poster in your local GP surgery to raise awareness.

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March is National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) Month, and this year the NTF wants to make it bigger than ever.

Last year was the NTF’s fourth year of raising awareness for NETA Month.  This year we are organising more events including an Essential Tremor Awareness Day on the 9 March in Sutton.

NETA month as it’s called in the USA was started by the IETF to raise awareness of essential tremor and has since been growing from strength to strength.

For NETA 2019 we are looking for more people to support us and raise awareness about essential tremor. This could involve talking to your loved ones about essential tremor to actively fundraising for the NTF.

How you can get involved

1) Run an awareness event

Many people will be running awareness events during March to support others and raise awareness. These are a great way to meet others and share experiences. These are low cost and can be held at a local cafe or a pub. If you are interested in running an awareness event please contact us.

2) Donate

The NTF relies on donations, sponsorship and contributions in order to carry out its work. Why not make a donation, today!

3) Raise awareness

We are always looking for ways to help promote the foundation and raise awareness. Download one of our free posters and social media banners here. Why not print some out and bring them down to your local GP or hospital.

4) Gift aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you may be eligible for Gift Aid, meaning for every £1 you donate, the NTF will be able to gain another 28p.

5) Do a sports challenge

Why not do something amazing that you have always wanted to do, such as parachuting, whilst raising funds for charity. There are tons of things you could do from running a 5K to scaling Mount Snowdonia!.

6) Ebay

Sell all your unwanted goods and eBay gives you the option to donate all or a proportion of the money to charity.

7) Get in touch your local community group

Contact your local community group and get them involved. This could be your local U3A, church or art group.

Get in touch if you would like to get involved!