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Beach walk raises £8k for people with Parkinson’s disease

Beach walk raises £8k for people with Parkinson’s disease

by Tom Martin (September 2021)

MORE than 90 people walked along the promenade at Crosby beach to help raise £8,000 for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

People had the choice of a 2.6 or 5.2 mile route along the beach pathway, where they enjoyed the scenic views.

The money raised by the ‘Walk for Parkinson’s’ event will help transform the way the charity provides information and support to people with Parkinson’s and the people in their lives.

Stephanie Potts, regional fundraiser for the North-West at Parkinson’s UK, said: “More than 90 people came together to Walk for Parkinson’s at Crosby beach and we would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to all involved in making the event such a great success. 

“It was our first year at Crosby beach and so far the event has raised more than £8,000, with more funds still to be donated.

“We had families, solo walkers and even dogs taking part in this year’s event. We couldn’t have done this without our amazing volunteers and supporters across Merseyside.

“After a year off from in-person fundraising, it was great to be back at Walk for Parkinson’s.”

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. In the UK, there are around 145,000 people already living with Parkinson’s, including approximately 15,250 in the North West.

If you couldn’t attend Walk for Parkinson’s at Crosby beach, there’s the option to take part in Walk for Parkinson’s Your Way.

You choose your own course, when you do it and who you walk with over the weekend of September 25-26.

Participants can choose from two distances - two or six miles - depending on what suits them best. 

To take part in Walk for Parkinson’s, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/walk-parkinsons

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