October’s fundraising heroes

Even though autumn was well underway with colder days and darker nights, our amazing supporters still got out and about to raise vital funds and awareness for our research this October.

Father-daughter duo Sean and Grace decided to walk the length of the Thames river in little over a week, completing the 185 miles in just nine days! They started their walking challenge at Thames Head near Kemble, following the river through seven counties to arrive at the Thames Barrier in London. This challenge was one close to their heart as Pat, Sean’s father and Grace’s grandfather, lived with the condition.

Click the button below to find out more about Sean and Grace’s Thames path challenge.

A lot of our fundraisers took on running challenges for us this month, including Gemma who took part in the Leicestershire 5k; and Billy, Joe and Rory who ran the Maidstone half marathon – raising nearly £2k for us!

Click the buttons below to find out more about Gemma’s 5k, and Billy, Joe and Rory’s half marathon.

Meanwhile Toby raised over £400 in support of our research when he took part in his local Parkrun. He came 6th in his age category (11-14) and beat his parents to the finish line too!


If you’ve been inspired by these remarkable fundraisers click the button below to find your fundraising event.

Need inspiration? Take a look at what our fundraising superstars have been up to.

The Big Splash for Parkinson’s raises over £39,000 for Parkinson’s research!

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Kate’s epic cycle through the States!

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A million steps forward for Parkinson’s research!

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Previous winners

2022 Winner: Simon Cooper’s Cycling Challenges

2021 Winners: Peter Burns and Vicky Knight’s Solent swim challenge

2020 Winner: Meriel Buxton’s Lockdown Triumphs

2019 Winner: Maura Ward’s Mount Fuji Challenge

2018 Winner: Tim Daber’s 60/60 Walk

2017 Winner: Alison Anderson’s Vietnam to Cambodia Cyclopath Challenge

2016 Winner: David Sangster and the Young Parkinson’s Network

2015 Winner: Norman Yarrow and The Great “Norman’s Conquest”

2014 Winner: Rosemary Mason, Committed to Cure

2013 Winner: Alex Flynn’s 10 Million Metre Challenge