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Michael Palin backs Nepal trek for Parkinson's disease

Michael Palin backs Nepal trek for Parkinson's disease
21st December 2009

The Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) is looking for people to join its campaign to trek across Nepal, one of the charity's "most exciting fundraising events" of the year.

Between November 25th and December 5th 2010, a team of climbers will go across the Himalayas to raise funds to help people affected by the disease, gaining the backing of a celebrity known for his love of the Nepal area.

Michael Palin, a former member of Monty Python's Flying Circus and the presenter of BBC show Himalaya, voiced his support for the expedition, stating: "I am delighted to hear that the Parkinson's Disease Society has organised a trek in Nepal.

"It is a tough challenge but the reward is feeling, literally, on top of the world."

Earlier this month, the PDS announced that it had been shortlisted to become the charity of the year for Deloitte in 2010, urging employees with the company to support its cause when voting for their preferred recipient of the funds raised during the year.

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