Jersey Parkinson's Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The charity has now been helping people with the disease and their families for over three decades, offering advice, counselling and support as well as a host of activities.
The milestone is being marked with a party at Government House, featuring a raffle, music and celebrations.
Eileen Smith is the chair of Jersey Parkinson's Association. She has held the role for fifteen years, but has been part of the charity since it was set up in 1989.
She says the charity gives people an important escape from the difficulties of the disease.
The charity runs classes including keep fit to music, free gym sessions and Zumba, as well as hosting monthly lunches to support sufferers and their families. They also fund transport for those attending to make sure they can get involved.
Yvonne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s ten years ago. She says the work the charity does to keep her active is invaluable.
Yvonne says research into the disease is important but that it comes with challenges.