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PDS congratulates runners

PDS congratulates runners
10th September 2009

The Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) has congratulated all people who took part in three major running events across the UK over the weekend.

In get-togethers in Glasgow, London and Bristol, over 280 people crossed the finish line to raise thousands of pounds for the PDS, with £13,500 being announced straight away by donators.

The events were the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, the Adidas Women's 5K Challenge in London's Hyde Park and the Bristol Half Marathon.

Paul Jackson-Clark, the director of fundraising at the PDS, said: "We're extremely grateful to our runners and everyone who came along on the day to cheer them on.

"Fundraising is particularly important at the moment and every penny counts. The money raised from these events really makes a difference to our work."

According to the PDS, one in 500 people - or 120,000 individuals, have Parkinson's in the UK, with 10,000 new cases each year.

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