Perth couple awarded for Parkinson’s WA volunteer work

Residents Jan Knight and Peter Wilmot have won an award for their tireless voluntary work.
Residents Jan Knight and Peter Wilmot have won an award for their tireless voluntary work.

DOUBLEVIEW residents Jan Knight and Peter Wilmot have won an award for their tireless voluntary work.

Parkinson’s WA gave the pair the Community Spirited Award for their commitment to supporting West Australians living with the progressive neurological condition.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1999, Ms Knight joined Parkinson’s WA only a few months later and credits the organisation for supporting her and enabling her to maintain a sense of control since her diagnosis.

“There are so many wonderful volunteers who support Parkinson’s WA that it was a great honour to be recognised with this award,” she said.

“Peter and I are very happy to help run the Western Suburbs Support group.

“Parkinson’s WA has supported both myself and my partner and carer Peter enormously, and we are very happy to contribute back to the organisation.”

Parkinson’s WA chief executive Brenda Matthews said Parkinson’s WA was hugely grateful.

“We are incredibly fortunate to Jan and Peter who have shown so much dedication and devotion to our organisation over many years,” she said.

“They both have a willingness to go the extra mile to help others during the group meetings, and they also always give personal support to those who need it.”