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Jennie's book launch at Henleigh Hall for Parkinson’s UK

Our talented resident Jennie, who lives here at Henleigh Hall Care Home, has written a book; ‘The Tin Can Tommy Tree’, to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.

Jennie, who has lived with Parkinson’s disease for the last 13 years, decided to write a compilation of her treasured memories from her younger days and named the book after a favourite childhood game she played under a tree she nicknamed.

Over the years, Jennie has raised more than £5,000 for Parkinson’s UK by making and selling gifts and jewellery and is hoping sales of her book will add even more for the charity who help improve life for people affected by the disease.

Jennie said: “I want people to be aware of how many ways Parkinson’s can affect you and help raise money for a cure, raise awareness and fund support. I really enjoyed writing my book, it was great fun reminiscing and it kept me out of mischief for a while!”

Magic Moments Club Coordinator, Kat, organised a launch event where Jennie signed copies for guests and her fellow residents and talked about her childhood adventures and her experiences of living with Parkinson’s. Kat said: “Jennie’s book is wonderful; funny, poignant and full of witty anecdotes. Her stories include memories of when she found a bicycle and the police allowed her to keep it, a favourite pair of shoes stolen by a trusted friend and of course, her adventures under the ‘Tin Can Tommy Tree’ which she and her friends loved so much. It’s a lovely read and knowing Jennie I can just imagine the scrapes she used to get into!”

The book costs £6.95 with all proceeds going to Parkinson’s’ UK and can be purchased by emailing

Henleigh Hall Care Home is located in Beauchief, Sheffield and provides residential carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.

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