Parkinson’s UK

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Bud’s chosen charity is Parkinson’s UK. But what is Parkinson’s? And what does Parkinson’s UK do? Here’s your quick guide . .

Bringing people together

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK brings people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families together. It does this with a:

  • network of local groups
  • website
  • free confidential helpline

Specialist nurses, supporters and staff provide information and training on every aspect of Parkinson’s.

Working to find a cure

Currently:

  • one person in every 50 will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s
  • there are over 10,700 people affected in the West Midlands alone
  • there’s no cure for the disease yet

Parkinson’s UK is leading the work to find a cure. It’s closer than ever. The charity also campaigns to change attitudes and demand better services.

How you can help

Bud Baldaro in Font-Romeu April 2017

Parkinson’s UK’s work depends totally on donations. We can help them find a cure, and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. That’s why we need you to enter Bud’s Run and come to Bud’s Birthday Bash. If you can’t come along, please donate.

Need to chat?

Do you have questions about Parkinson’s? Need support or just want to chat? Then call the helpline on 0808 800 0303 or visit parkinsons.org.uk.