Story

My Uncle John ran a few Great North Runs in his time. He posted some good times, too. But that's no surprise, since, inspired by his hero, the great Ron Hill, he once held a daily running streak of 11 years and 33 days.

Many's the time he used to drag me from my warm bed on a Sunday morning and force me out over the Lancashire moors on bitterly cold winter mornings. OK, it was hell, but strangely fun.

I don't run much these days. Tennis is my game, really. But I'll be turning out on 19th September in the Great North Run for Parkinson's because, around ten years ago, John's amazing running career was abruptly halted by Parkinson's.

The Great North Run is an event laced with significance for me, not just because of John's story, but because South Shields, the end point of the run, is also where his wife (my aunty) hails from. It's my home town, too.

What will your donation buy?

£2 is enough to pay for Parkinson's UK DVD 'Being There' to be sent to someone recently diagnosed with Parkinson's.

£26 can pay for a nurse to answer calls on a helpline for one hour.

£150 can fund a Parkinson's nurse for one day, providing specialist care for people with the condition.

£1000 could fund a cutting-edge research project for a week.

Parkinson's remains convinced that a cure for this horrible disease isn't far away but, to achieve that, they need donations. If you're even vaguely affected by John's story, please give something, anything, to Parkinson's . Thanks.

Raising money for

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK

Charity Registration No. 258197 and Scotland SC037554

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We offer friendship, support, expert information and advice. We also fund ground breaking research into Parkinson's and we're leading the way to find a cure.

Donations 32

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Donation by Alison Fisher on 06/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Luke Rowlands on 15/10/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Joyce on 02/10/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by helen mcilveen on 22/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Colin Firth on 19/09/10

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Well done you. My Father used to run this also and I remember attending as a little girl. Enjoy the experience for such a good cause

Donation by charlotte melsom on 10/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck - and enjoy it

Donation by Audrey Gray on 17/08/10

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Good luck with the run! Best wishes Alan, Chris and Victoria Gibson

Donation by Victoria Gibson on 03/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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One of my ex bosses died from Parkinson's recently too. Have a good run!

Donation by Cindy Scott on 03/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best wishes from all at Spa Road - we will be cheering for you watching TV 2nd August, 2010

Donation by PGL GRAPHICS LTD Reprographic Comoany on 02/08/10

£100.00

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To my Big Bro - Good Luck 2nd August 2010

Donation by Julian Graber on 02/08/10

£10.00

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Good Luck for under 2 hours- Mum & Dad 2nd August 2010

Donation by Elizabeth Graber on 02/08/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Nigel, and best wishes for your success.

Donation by Mark Richardson on 26/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Elaine McKenzie on 21/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Hope you succeed in raising much more than your target, Nigel. Good luck.

Donation by Aileen Lightbody on 21/07/10

£10.00

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Nigel good luck my friend.

Donation by David Thomson on 21/07/10

£100.00

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Good Luck Nigel.

Donation by Marilyn Page on 20/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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All the best of luck!

Donation by Charlie Davey on 16/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Gareth Chadwick on 16/07/10

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Lost my Mum to this, great cause, good luck!

Donation by Joanne Campbell on 16/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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We'll be cheering you on - from our sofa! Love from uncle Brian & Aunt Norma

Donation by Brian Rodgers on 16/07/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nigel - all the best

Donation by Mike Soames on 16/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck mate.

Donation by Gavin John on 16/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Jog! Jog like the wind!

Donation by Antony Pawlett on 16/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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run like the wind.... when people are watching

Donation by Peter Sutton on 15/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£585.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£585.00
  • Gift Aid£95.90

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