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Laugh and be aware

PUBLISHED: 15:52 29 April 2009 | UPDATED: 15:52 16 August 2010

CHORTLE: Laughing workshop for charity

CHORTLE: Laughing workshop for charity

A LAUGHTER workshop took place to raise awareness of Parkinson s disease. The Laugh-4-Fun event, held at the Churchill in Bromley High Street last Friday, was attended by twelve people, the majority of whom suffer from the degenerative illness. The

A LAUGHTER workshop took place to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease.

The 'Laugh-4-Fun' event, held at the Churchill in Bromley High Street last Friday, was attended by twelve people, the majority of whom suffer from the degenerative illness.

The 40 minute chortle session was hosted by Bob Taylor, who took part in his first laughter session three years ago and coincided with Parkinson's Awareness Week.

Mr Taylor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1998, said: "The laughter session made me reflect just how serious we can make life by worrying about things that may never happen. I realised that every situation gives me a choice and I now choose to be happy much more often.

"This event was really good and people seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. We want to raise the awareness of how laughter events can make people feel better. I have given sessions to various Parkinson's groups, in an effort to make the members feel more positive about their lives."

For more information about laughter events contact Mr Taylor on 020 8302 8165 or e-mail unique watercolours@talktalk.net.

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