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John Stapleton to head Parkinson's disease appeal

John Stapleton to head Parkinson's disease appeal
17th June 2009

Journalist and broadcaster John Stapleton is to feature in the upcoming BBC Radio 4 Appeal in support of the Parkinson's Disease Society.

The famous face of TV is to discuss his contact with the neurodegenerative disorder, explaining why donations are so important to the charity and its pledge to fund major research projects to help sufferers.

Mr Stapleton will also talk about his mother's experience with Parkinson's disease, with the appeal being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 21 June at 07:55 GMT and 21:26 BST.

Commenting on his support, Paul Jackson-Clark, the director of fundraising for the Parkinson's Disease Society, said: "John has given us fantastic support this year and we are incredibly grateful for his help with this appeal.

"In difficult financial times such as these, it's vital that we continue to highlight the importance of charitable giving."

John Stapleton is well-recognised for his work, being awarded the Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year in 2004 for his presenting with GMTV.

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