Let the fundraising commence!
This year we are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Parkinson’s UK as our 2020-2021 charity. We will be creating and taking part in various challenges and events to raise money for Parkinson’s UK throughout the year.
We are excited for the opportunity to raise money for a great cause, whilst generating a bit of team fun and rivalry. Parkinson’s UK is our chosen charity this year, as put forward by our colleague Sam:
‘It is a charity that is close to my heart ever since my Nan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over 10 years ago. I see the fantastic help and support the charity provides to those suffering from the disease as well as the families too and am thrilled at getting the chance to be able to give something back.’
We will be kicking off our charity challenge by taking part in ‘Marathon Month’. For the month of November, we will each need to complete 26.2 miles of distance using a form of movement or exercise. The exercise can be anything of the individuals choosing, cycling, swimming, running or even climbing, so long as it is covering distance we don’t mind.
A note from Parkinson’s UK –
Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two more people are diagnosed.
Parkinson’s is what happens when the brain cells that make dopamine start to die. There are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. Some are treatable, but the drugs can have serious side effects. It gets worse over time and there’s no cure. Yet.
But we know we’re close to major breakthroughs. By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.
Until then, we’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services. Making everyone see its real impact.
People with Parkinson’s, scientists and supporters, fundraisers and families, carers and clinicians, all working side by side. Impatient for change, we’re taking a stand, speaking out, chipping in, and playing our part.
We are Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Funded by you. Together we’ll find a cure.
Thank you for your support this evening and if you would like any further information please visit parkinsons.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to sponsor us in any of our events or challenges please visit the mso just giving page, anything you can donate is greatly appreciated.