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Launching today – Parkinson’s UK public awareness campaign

Launching today – Parkinson’s UK public awareness campaign

As a valued supporter of Parkinson’s UK we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Today we are launching a public awareness campaign about the condition and the impact it can have on people’s lives.

Adverts will appear in the press, on billboards around the UK and online throughout December. You can read the stories behind our campaign on our website parkinsons.org.uk

Why are we running this campaign?

Every hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s, yet the general public know very little about the condition, and how it affects your everyday life.

This is why awareness raising is crucial, so we can change attitudes and challenge the prejudice faced by people living with the condition. It’s also vital to help us engage more supporters to raise money, find a cure, campaign for better services and make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

Support the campaign

There’s lots of media and online activity happening to accompany the awareness campaign throughout December, and you can keep up to date with it all on our website and on social media.

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Make a good call for Parkinson’s UK

We’ve created special mobile contracts with Orange tariffs that raise money for Parkinson’s UK. They cost about the same as other mobile contracts but we receive 45% of the profits from sales and ongoing bills. Find out more about Phones for Parkinson’s.

Trek Nepal

*NEW* Trek Nepal – 9-19 November 2013

Experience the magic of the Himalayas

After the success of our 2010 trekwe’re off to Nepal again! Trek to heights of over 3,000m and view some of the most magnificent peaks in the world. 

Pedal for Parkinson's

Pedal for Parkinson’s, Stirling – 5 August 2012

Get on your bike and help us fund Parkinson’s nurses

Take on our 20-mile route up to Thornhill or a more challenging 60-mile ride into the stunning Trossachs National Park. 

Jane Tomlinson's Walk for All

Jane Tomlinson’s Walk for All, North Yorkshire – 19 August 2012

Enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Choose from 4 fantastic routes climbing into the hills surrounding the market town of Settle. 

Great North Run

Great North Run, Newcastle – 16 September 2012

Run a half marathon and help us raise vital funds

Grab our last few places in this iconic half marathon! We also have places left in the Great Birmingham Run on 21 October 2012. 

Spooky Sprint

Spooky Sprint, London – 20 October 2012

Take on our new night run in the River Lee Country Park

After the success of our Nottingham event we’ve a new course along the River Lee. Choose your distance, 10K, 5K, or walk or run 1K with the kids. 

Diary dates

Find out more about our events at parkinsons.org.uk/events or email events@parkinsons.org.uk