Arthritis and Rheumatism Council

The Arthritis and Rheumatism Council was a Bentham Charity that raised funds to support a national body that helped promote research into the disease.  It appears the prime movers were Dr Leslie and Dr Elizabeth Dowell, Mary and Brian Ireland, Ruth Parkinson and Rose & Charles Atkinson from Parkinson’s Farm.  The pictures can all be attributed to Mary Ireland and their charm is that they largely show elderly Benthamers about 1980 participating in sponsored events, garden parties and coffee mornings to raise funds for the ARC.