Story

My Uncle John was a dedicated runner who ran every day. Among other feats, he completed the Great North Run in under one-and-a-half hours after the age of 40.

 

Now in his early sixties, John no longer runs. He's been battling Parkinson's Disease for around ten years.

 

It's a degenerative disease of the nervous system associated with trembling of the arms and legs, stiffness and rigidity of the muscles and slowness of movement. It often leads to even more severe problems.

 

There's no cure for Parkinson's at present, but scientists believe that could change within a generation. With your help, it can.

 

Once again, I'll be tackling the Great North Run this year for Parkinson's UK, running towards my home town, South Shields, hoping that every step might bring us closer to a cure.

 

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.

 

Please give whatever you can. 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 29

Well done.

Donation by Mrs Faulkner (Tim's teacher) on 19/09/11

£5.00

Well done Hannah and good luck Nigel xxx

Donation by helen mcilveen on 18/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Nigel and Hannah xx

Donation by Ruth Stearstree on 17/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Thanku nigel for doing this in aid of john. If u let us know when we'll come and support u banners and all!

Donation by kirsty burgoyne on 16/09/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck, Nigel

Donation by Mr Storch on 16/09/11

£10.00

This is, of course, on the proviso you run all the way... Good effort and a great cause Nigel; enjoy the day.

Donation by Hugh McQueen on 16/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Graber on 14/09/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Plus John is the sort of bloke who would have a spare room available for his nephew's mates about 30 years ago, Hi John. Jog Ni, Jog like the wind...

Donation by Antony PAWLETT on 13/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Nigel - go for it!!

Donation by Michael Foster on 13/09/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Chas Walton on 13/09/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good luck Nigel - good cause.

Donation by Andrew Fraser on 13/09/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope you recover for Wednesday!

Donation by David Burridge on 13/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Have a good run !

Donation by andrew heywood on 08/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nige

Donation by Mike Claxton on 29/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Nigel

Donation by Colin Sharples on 26/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck, Nigel

Donation by Caz on 26/08/11

£10.00

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Good Luck Nigel from Ian

Donation by Ian McClelland on 25/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nigel! Now I want to see a pic of you, knobbly knees and all, crossing the finishing line!

Donation by Aileen on 24/08/11

£15.00

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Good luck Nige, beat your time from last year and ill double my donation!

Donation by Vikki Franks on 19/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nigel!

Donation by Marilyn Page on 19/08/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go for it Nigel! With best wishes from Roger and Jane Steare

Donation by Roger Steare on 19/08/11

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Good Luck Nigel From Lynn, Michael and James Ashworth

Donation by Lynn Ashworth on 18/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hi Nigel, good luck with this great cause Jules

Donation by julian porter on 18/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Go Nige! Enjoy your run...

Donation by Martin Siddorn on 18/08/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Will look out for you crossing the finishing line from the comfort of our sofa, as per last year.

Donation by Brian and Norma on 03/08/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£450.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£450.00
  • Gift Aid£92.50

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