CARE staff wore blue to show their support for World Parkinson’s Day.

Staff at Home Instead Central Hampshire, which covers the county from its Alresford base, were raising awareness of Parkinson's disease, the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, on April 11.

It is thought that one in 500 people are affected by Parkinson's disease.

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Melissa Fleming, general manager of Home Instead Central Hampshire, said: "It is vital we do everything we can to continue raising awareness of Parkinson’s, the more that people can understand this very overwhelming condition, the better they are able to offer support and assistance to friends and loved ones.

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"This is something in which we work closely with the local community, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to do so.

"This is a cause close to my heart as I personally have a friend that has the condition. I’m grateful to be able to wear blue in support of him."

Other businesses also wore blue, as well as sharing poems, for the day which was championed by charity Parkinson's UK.

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