World Parkinson’s Day, was last Thursday 11 April 2019.
Every hour, 2 people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s. It is estimated that the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018 in the UK was around 145,000. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.
Parkinson’s UK is the largest charity funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, and it brings
people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families together via a network of local groups, their website and free confidential helpline 0808 800 0303.
Organisations such as The Cure Parkinson’s Trust provide an international focus for researchers to stop progression of the disease, reverse symptoms and delivering a cure. In June 2019, 13 supporters of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), including CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE and fellow Rugby World Cup winner Iain Balshaw MBE, will be attempting the historic ‘Raid Pyrenean’, (735km) to raise vital funds for CPT’s search for a cure for Parkinson’s – you can find out more and make donations here.
Matt Rodda MP for Reading East said: “Parkinson’s disease affects a large number of people in Reading and Woodley and I would like to see more help and support for local families.
” I want to offer my support to help raise awareness and change attitudes,”