Parkinson's disease charity calls for runners

Parkinson's disease charity calls for runners

A leading Parkinson's disease is appealing to people affected by the disease to help raise vital funds in a ten-mile run.

With public places on the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth already filled, only charity spots are now available.

Parkinson's UK is looking to add to the 23,000 competitors taking part with their own team of 110 runners, which it hopes will raise in excess of £25,000 for Parkinson's disease research.

As a charity that is entirely dependent upon donations to fund its initiatives and research, Parkinson's UK fundraising director Paula Jackson-Clark is calling for help from anyone affected by Parkinson's disease.

"I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to take part in a fun and doable running challenge while helping us to raise vital funds to support our work," she said.

Parkinson's UK currently estimates that there are around 120,000 people in the UK living with the disease, equating to around one in every 500 citizens.

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