Story

Dear Friends,                                         

 just briefly about my aim to raise money for Parkinson’s UK:

 In 2009, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills, cognitive processes and other functions. This is caused by the loss of brain cells that produce Dopamine, which has many functions in the brain.

I had developed many symptoms over a long period of time which I ignored or put down to stress. Then one day everything just came to ahead and I paid a long overdue visit to the doctor.

 It was a long, drawn out wait to be referred to a neurologist but after a few simple exercises and tests in the clinic, I was formally diagnosed with Parkinson's. In the beginning, my condition was described as 'Atypical' and I was told that I might not respond to medication. I then had to wait for further tests and scans to confirm the diagnoses and to see how far the damage to my brain cells had progressed.

Meanwhile 'Parkinson's UK' answered my plea for help as a newly diagnosed sufferer of a condition that I knew nothing about. I was assigned a lovely lady called Pam that came to see me straight away with practical advice, booklets and all the help and the emotional support that I needed to initially come to terms with my condition.

I did eventually respond positively to medication and I am currently managing my condition quite well. Pam still calls me on a regular basis and I wish to thank Parkinson's UK and sponsors for enabling me to receive this continual support. 

Most fund raisers perform extraordinary feats for sponsorship when they feel well enough but right now, I am unable to find a suitable physical challenge within my grasp. Until that time, I hope that my story is enough to prove my conviction and determination to raise awareness of PD and money for research and new sufferers.

All donations will be greatly received as just giving a little will help a lot.

Here are just a few examples of how your support can make a difference for people with my condition.

Parkinson's.

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

·     £26 could pay for a nurses to answer calls on a helpline for an hour.

·     £150 is enough to fund a Parkinson's nurse for a day to provide specialist care for people with the condition.

·     £1,000 could fund a cutting edge research project for a week.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page, for reading this message and for passing it on to anyone that you think might be interested. Please visit again for regular updates.

Thank you all for reading this message and for passing on my story to anyone that you think might be interested.

Julie

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

 

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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 31

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Money raised through the sale of my artwork at a recent exhibition.

Donation by Julie Wilks on 11/11/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation from Audrey Wilkinson. Many thanks Audrey

Donation by Julie Wilks on 11/11/11

£20.00

Donation from Jeanette Fitzpatrick was originally for production of a calendar but has now been added to the fund. Many thanks Jeanette.

Donation by Julie Wilks on 11/11/11

£30.00

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Dear julie we met in 2008 at a Rally. You are a very special Lady who put a great deal of sunshine into my life be it for only one or two dances. Jon

Donation by harold simpson on 05/04/11

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Goede Wensen lekkerding

Donation by Harry from Holland on 13/03/11

£20.00

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Good luck Aunty Julie! x

Donation by Daniel Hedley on 06/03/11

£5.00

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keep up the great work Julie and hopefully reach your target soon xx

Donation by Jennifer Mustard on 05/03/11

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Well done Julie and tons of white light and best wishes. I'll donate my haircut money every time I still don't have one. Hope 2cu at a HDRCGB do soon.

Donation by Michael Benis on 28/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Think what you're doing is an inspiration and will be a great support to others with PD. Lots of love, Nat & Paul x

Donation by Natalie Reed on 15/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/01/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Your over half way to your goal now :-) Take Care Tracey n Chief x

Donation by Tracey Evans on 14/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Happy to donate for such a good cause.

Donation by Troy Betts on 14/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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That's another tankful of juice I won't put in the bike. Still, I really should do less miles anyway. Wish it could've been more.

Donation by Baff (HDRCGB) on 14/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Keep your chin up Julie - you have a lot more friends than you know X

Donation by BigKev Pilcher on 13/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Howdoo Julie. All the very best of luck with your fundraising. Mag x

Donation by Magnus Roche on 13/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hi Julie all ther very best with you endeavour and thanks for raising the awareness. Good luck you are a brave girl... Brigg HDRCGB

Donation by Kevin Brigginshaw on 13/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best wishes Julie, our thoughts are with you. Good luck with reaching your target Grahame & Diane xx HDRCGB (FBB)

Donation by Grahame Clayton on 13/01/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Julie hope you reach your target. The HDRCGB site should help as well. xxx

Donation by BaZa Bloxham on 13/01/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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With love from the staff at Benton Park School

Donation by Richard Hoban on 09/01/11

£100.00

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Thank you for your message of sunshine.

Donation by John Holmes on 09/01/11

£20.00

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Hi Mum, I think the website is great and appreciate your efforts in raising awareness for Parkinsons. Keep up the good work. Lots of love, Chris x

Donation by Chris Wilks on 10/12/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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For a worthy cause, so close to home. You're a bright shining star Julie, keep on twinkling Sweetheart - xxx

Donation by John Sirkett on 06/12/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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So impressive Julie! Now i can find your site i'll follow it with interest. Keep spreading the sunshine! X

Donation by Alec Wilson on 30/11/10

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love the website. Hope you reach your target soon. x

Donation by sue manning on 29/11/10

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Loevely blog Jules. I'm so proud of you. Live for today. We can't afford to waste a minute x

Donation by Kath Parrington on 27/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£745.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£745.00
  • Gift Aid£147.88

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