Climbing Up Snowdon For Parkinsons

My nephew Taylor.

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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  1. 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

  2. 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

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