The NTF celebrated National Essential Tremor Awareness Month this March at Holiday Inn Sutton on Saturday 9 March 2019.

Over 70 people attended the awareness event, funded by Sutton Neighbourhood Grant, including Councillor Steve Cook, Mayor of Sutton; Lady Mayoress Pauline Cook; Cllr Lily Bande; Cllr Jane Pascoe; Cllr Catherine Gray; Cllr Nali Patel; Cllr Tim Crowley; with exhibitors including award-winning tech-start-up GyroGear and drawing with Jo.

Sutton Neighbourhood Grant aims to promote community and voluntary activity in the local area, foster sustainable projects and support activities that the whole community can participate in.

Councillor Steve Cook, Mayor of Sutton, said: “Six months ago I did not know the condition essential tremor existed - I was wandering round a Queen Elizabeth Foundation event, where I met Jackie, who introduced me to understanding about the condition. Now I know a great deal more, and how it is different to Parkinson’s. Today’s event helped educate and engage members of the community. There was a lot for us all to learn and I really enjoyed the event. I look forward hearing more about the Sutton Essential Tremor Support Group and to the next awareness day.”

Councillor Lily Bande, said: “The Essential Tremor Day Awareness at Sutton Holiday Inn was a great success as it had a huge impact on our communities. It enabled young people with the condition to meet up and share their experiences, parents of children with the condition, the elderly as well as other members of our communities who were not aware of the condition to be in the know and be in a better position to seek medical advice and support.  I now have a better understanding of the condition, and as a teacher as well as a ward councillor, l feel more of these awareness events are needed for our communities. The talk was quite informative, well executed and engaging! A big thank you to Jackie for the talk and organising the whole event and Sutton Council for the funding!”

Councillor Catherine Gray said: “Essential tremor is a widely unknown condition, and Saturday's event at the Holiday Inn in Sutton really helped to raise awareness and educate the attendees.  Both myself and the other Councillors who attended will now be able to confidently discuss essential tremor with our residents, and can do our bit to get the word out.  As I am related to someone diagnosed with Essential Tremor, I thought I knew a lot about the subject already, but the event on Saturday provided me with even more knowledge and insight in to the condition, and the confidence to signpost anyone that I come across to the NTF if required.  The work that the local NTF coordinator Jackie is invaluable to the local community, and the NTF and their objectives, and I look forward to supporting her in the future.”

Event organiser, Jackie Farrell, said: “It was great to see so many people attend from the local community, including some new faces. I’m thankful for Mayor, Mayoress, Councillors, and GyroGear who supported the event, and a huge thanks to Sutton Neighbourhood Grant”.

Jackie also runs the Sutton Shakers tremor support group. If you would like more information or are interested in attending future Sutton meet-ups contact Jackie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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NETA 2019 events

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

ET Awareness Day in Canterbury
23 March 2019 13:00 - 16:30
Age UK, Castle Row, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QY
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Leeds Essential Tremor Awareness Day
23 March 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6ET
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Find out more about NTF events.