It’s a great time of year to start thinking about trying something new, so get inspired by some of our 2023 fundraising heroes who came up with some brilliant and inventive ways to raise funds and awareness for our research.
In June, keen runner Mel Mawer organised a community fête at her local showground, all in support of Cure Parkinson’s! Mel wanted to raise funds for the charity and spread the word about Parkinson’s as the condition is close to her heart – her late father lived with Parkinson’s, and her running partner was recently diagnosed.
There was something for everyone at the fête with food stalls, raffles, obstacle courses, classic fête games, entertainment from local Morris dancers, and a series of running races hosted by Mel’s local running club. Generous funds were raised by all those who attended and by local businesses too!
Running challenges are a great (and super popular) way to raise funds for our research. You could organise your own challenge, running a few miles to raise money for us; or sign up to tackle an Ultra Challenge through the Peak District, or join #TeamCure at the Edinburgh Marathon! Super runner Neil Russell ran an astonishing 970 miles from London to Barcelona – the equivalent of a marathon each day to reach the Spanish city in time for the World Parkinson Congress.
If something less arduous but still significant ticks that box, why not consider taking part in a half marathon? The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a leafy 13.1 mile route through four of the eight Royal Parks in London and past some of the capital’s most iconic sights, including Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.
A huge thank you to everyone who raised funds and awareness for Cure Parkinson’s in 2023!
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