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People in Bristol are invited to join Parkinson’s UK at Blaise Castle on Sunday 9 July for a fundraising walk to help fund vital research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.
Walk for Parkinson's is the charity's national community fundraising series, and everyone is encouraged to get involved to get active, meet new people, and help fund life changing research.
The Walk for Parkinson’s event offers distances to suit everyone where you can explore 400 acres of pretty parkland and woodland around the Blaise Castle Estate. There are two routes to choose from:
All walkers will warm up and set off together, before finishing at their own pace. Have a chat, grab a drink and find information and support. There will be entertainment from Bristol singer Stephanie Watts.
Melissa Rankin, Regional Fundraiser for South West at Parkinson’s UK, said:
“Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world with 1220 people living with Parkinson's in Bristol and Bath. Every hour, two more people in the UK are diagnosed, meaning 1 in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Parkinson's in their lifetime.
“There’s no cure for Parkinson’s. Yet. But if we walk together, we can make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. We can make breakthroughs. We can find a cure.
Whatever your age or fitness level, we’d love to see you at Blaise Castle to Walk for Parkinson’s. Take the first step and sign up today!”
It costs just £12 to sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s (under 18s go free!) and it's suggested you try and raise £50 in sponsorship. All walkers will receive a fundraising pack with tips and advice, sponsorship forms and an exclusive Walk for Parkinson’s t-shirt to wear on the day.
As well as walkers, the charity is on the look-out for volunteers to help on the day. To find out more about Walk for Parkinson’s and to sign up to walk or volunteer visit: parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/walk-parkinsons or email: email@example.com