Alison is an energetic and highly motivated Parkinson’s ambassador. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015, she provides an invaluable perspective as someone who lives with the condition. Alison also has 30 years experience working in the NHS initially as a nurse and then after completing an MBA, working as a manager in a variety of health care settings.
Alison is a longtime Cure Parkinson’s supporter having raised thousands for the charity by completing a number of cycling challenges over the past few years. Starting with a 500km cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia in 2017, she has since completed a cycle challenge each year. Her most recent achievement was completing an 1850km cycle ride from her home in Cheltenham to Barcelona to attend World Parkinson Congress in 2023, of which she was an ambassador.
“It is a privilege to become a trustee of Cure Parkinson’s. The charity funds research that has the potential to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s, giving hope to so many of us living with the condition that there might one day be a cure. The charity involves people with Parkinson’s at every stage of the process. I’m thrilled to be involved with such a positive and powerful organisation whose work has the potential to change the lives of millions of people worldwide.” – Alison Anderson