Climbing Up Snowdon For Parkinsons

On the 14th May, my sister and my nephew, my dad and his friend,  are walking up Snowdon for Parkinsons UK. My nephew has already raised £100 a few years ago for Parkinsons, with a sponsored swim. He’s quite a fit little lad (despite an x-box podge) and while I’m not sure he’s looking forward to it he’s definitely going to get up there. My dad fund-raises for Parkinsons regularly. Just this month he’s dressed up as Saint George to collect money. He’s one of the top fundraisers in the area and does this year after year.

Even as his own Parkinson’s progresses.

Parkinsons is different for everyone. For him, it’s been slowly progressing over the years and is complicated by his epilepsy. He doesn’t really let that stop him. His fundraising total is over £10,000

From the Parkinson’s UK website:

Snowdon is over three and a half thousand feet up, I’ve climbed up once when I was a kid, but I’ve not actually been back since. My part in this fundraising venture is to look after my five-year-old niece. I’d considered going too until I injured my ankle. Plus my wife is five months pregnant so she can’t make the trek either.

Please consider supporting them by donating on their Just Giving page – anything helps.

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17 Responses

  1. wow good luck to them – hope it all goes well. My grandad had parkinsons, such a life changing disease 🙁 #KCACOLS

  2. Laura May says:

    Snowdon is a blast and such a shame you’re not able to make it this time! I’ve done it twice despite being paralysed from the chest down. I did it for a charity called back up who help people with spinal cord injury. When I’m not on my phone I shall donate, and tell your mates who are going up the the snowdonia beer they sell at the top is a shout. X

  3. Michelle G says:

    This is awesome. Well done to you all, and for such an important cause #KCACOLS

  4. What an inspirational lad your nephew is #KCACOLS

  5. Lisa says:

    Good Luck to them on the climb. You’re dad has raised so much bless him despite being unwell himself.

  6. Emma says:

    Good luck. I really hope it goes well 🙂 #KCACOLS

  7. Sara Skillington says:

    I had no idea that Parkinsons was so common. I do know that it can be a devastating disease. Well done and good luck to them all. Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. Hope you return next week:)

  8. mumzilla says:

    £10k! That’s amazing! Well done and good luck – Snowdon is beautiful #KCACOLS

  9. What a great cause! Wishing them all the luck for the climb! 🙂 #KCACOLS

  10. fantastic cause. our family has been affected by Parkinsons. Massive luck with the climb. Youll have to tell us how you got on 🙂 #KCACOLS

  11. Karen says:

    Good luck, I am sure they will manage it. Brilliant cause and 10k that’s an amazing amount of money. #kcacols

  12. Madeline says:

    What a great thing to do, and such an amazing fundraising goal too. Hope it all goes well for them. x #KCACOLS

  13. Savannah says:

    Wow! How absolutely incredible. Parkinson’s is such a terrible, life altering disease-and I wish a cure would finally be found. Your father is quite the inspiration-I’m so happy to hear he’s still able to do things like this. Sending tons of well wishes on their trek <3 #KCACOLS

  14. Jade Lloyd says:

    What a brave little dude and an amazing total! I will be sharing this!My mum and brother have epilepsy so to have parkinson’s on top he must be super strong. Good luck!#KCACOLS

  15. Good luck to them. I have always wanted to climb snowdonia even though I’ve never done anything like that before. #kcacols

  16. what a lovely thing to do for a good cause. Wishing them lots of luck. Thanks for linking to #picknmix

  17. Wow, that’s a hell of an achievement. I hope the walk goes well and they raise even more money for the cause
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

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