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Becca Fairclough, 29, from Ulverston raised over £1000 for Parkinson’s UK by hosting a Party for Parkinson’s on Friday 28th April 2017.
Becca has been fundraising for Parkinson’s UK since her dad’s diagnosis with the condition on Christmas Eve 2014.
The event was held at Ulverston Sports Club and attracted around 100 people. Music was performed by Chrissie Bentley’s Workshop, The Bluegrass Project, The Degenerate Art Show and The Next Stop.
“I am thrilled with how much money we have raised for Parkinson’s UK. I would like to thank those who have helped me organise and advertise the gig, including my parents Ali and Steve. Thanks also go out to the bands for playing and the Sports Club team for having us.”
“The raffle was very popular which is testament to the generosity of the local businesses and friends who offered prizes. I am very grateful to everyone who attended on the night and those who have donated via JustGiving.”
The JustGiving page is still active for those who would like to make further contributions to the cause: www.justgiving.com/parkinsonsgig
The funds raised by Party for Parkinson’s will allow Parkinson’s UK to continue with its vital research work to find a cure, and improve the lives of the 127,000 people living in the UK who are affected by Parkinson’s.
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s.
It affects 127,000 people in the UK – which is around one in 500 of the population.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity.
Parkinson’s UK is the UK’s leading charity supporting those with the condition. Its mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s through cutting edge research, information, support and campaigning.
For advice, information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk or call our free, confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303.