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:
One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK.
Symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone.
There’s currently no cure, but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.
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.
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- Parkinson’s UK
- Snowdon – Wikipedia
- Coventry drinkers help city volunteer raise money for Parkinson’s – Coventry Evening Telegraph 2012
- Radford man raises record amount for Parkinson’s sufferers from Coventry pub collections – Coventry Evening Telegraph 2013
- Fundraiser collects record amount in Coventry for Parkinson’s sufferers – Coventry Observer 2016