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Parkinson's UK thanks Halloween runners for their help

Parkinson's UK thanks Halloween runners for their help
2nd November 2010

A leading Parkinson's disease charity has thanked the supporters who competed in a ten-kilometre run in fancy dress, to raise vital funds.

In total, 281 runners made it to the finish line on the Halloween-themed run in Nottingham, as they hope to raise a significant amount of money for Parkinson's disease research, as well as care and support services.

It is hoped that more than £30,000 will be collected once all pledges are received, with all the money going to Parkinson's UK.

The charity's fundraising director Paula Clark expressed the group's gratitude for the efforts put in by the runners.

She said: "I'd like to thank everyone who took part in our 10K and to all those who supported them.

"It was great that so many people got in to the Halloween spirit and wore fancy dress."

Scientists at the University of Sheffield recently published a study that suggested Parkinson's disease is caused by damage to the part of the brain that forms habits.

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