Unite with thousands of others to accelerate breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research – and treat yourself to a walk around the grounds of beautiful Burghley House! Every penny raised will fund Parkinson’s UK’s vital work to find a cure.
People can now sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s to help fund vital research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition.
Parkinson’s UK, Europe’s largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research, has launched its annual Walk for Parkinson’s series, which includes a walk at Burghley House on Sunday 2 October 2022. Explore the tranquil gardens and take in the views of one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the 16th Century. Sign up now for a 2.5 or 6.5 Mile route. Both routes start and finish on the lawn by the main car park with everyone setting off together at 10am.
The money raised by Walk for Parkinson’s will help fund Parkinson’s UK’s vital work, which aims to transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. In the UK, there are around 145,000 people already living with Parkinson’s, including an estimated 11,600 in the East Midlands.
Ann Rowe, Head of Regional Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, added: “Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure. Current treatments aren’t good enough, and people can experience distressing side effects from their medication. Parkinson’s UK is leading the way towards research breakthroughs, but we need your support. Walk for Parkinson’s 2022 is a chance to enjoy some of the UK’s beautiful parks, sensational countryside and historic towns – while funding vital research into the condition. Together, we can take strides towards finding a cure.”
- To find out more about Walk for Parkinson’s, visit: www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkforparkinsons
- To sign up for the walks at Burghley or to volunteer, visit: events.parkinsons. org.uk/event/walk-parkinsons-burghley- house/home