Take a look at what our incredible fundraisers got up to in March and April.

Putting in the steps to raise funds for our research

Friends Tim (who lives with Parkinson’s), Justin and David walked the Norfolk Coast Path back in March, splitting the 112 mile trek over eight consecutive days. The trio hoped to raise £1,000 with their ‘Walk the Coast’ challenge, but quickly exceeded their target to raise £8,900 in support of our research.

Cure Parkinson’s fundraisers Ian and James took on the gruelling Marathon des Sables – a 250km ultramarathon through the inhospitable Sahara Desert – with both raising thousands of pounds in support of our research.

Meanwhile, Louise and Richard decided to organise a community walking event at the Audley End Estate in Essex. Their sponsored walk took place on 20 April and was a huge success, raising over £29,800 for us!

Our April Dog Walking Challenge returned for the second year running, proving even more popular with over 690 people joining the Facebook group and a fantastic £18,000 raised. A huge thank you to all the dogs (and their owners) who took part!

100 Greatest Golf Courses

Keen golfer Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017 when he was just 48. Determined to prove he could continue to play, Dave created an epic golfing challenge: to play the UK and Ireland’s top 100 golf courses.

Dave teed off from his 100th course – the iconic St Andrew’s Old Course in Scotland – on 16 April, his 55th birthday. With this year-long challenge Dave has raised over £12,500 for us, and valuable awareness of the condition.

A 10,000ft drop

Meanwhile Cerys chose an adrenaline fuelled challenge to raise funds and awareness for us, so signed up to drop 10,000ft from a plane in a sponsored skydive! Cerys, whose grandfather lives with Parkinson’s, has raised over £1,000 for us so far.

Click the button below to find out more about Cure Parkinson’s fundraising heroes and awards.

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