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John ward

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Weʼre raising £9,500 to find a cure for Parkinson's

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It's been 12 years since my 73 year old mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The brutal reality is that it's getting worse, and the world has yet to find a cure.

Despite the challenges that this disease presents, my mum is fighting back once more. This time with a 100km cycle through the Jordanian Desert in order to raise money to help fund the fight for a cure.

Together with 20 other heroes, we will attempt to cycle 100km from Petra, in Jordan, to Wadi Rum, the desert Lawrence of Arabia helped put on a map. 100km will be a serious challenge, so we're doing it over 2 days, roughly 50km per day. Then camping for the night, then finishing on the 2nd day.

Some of the group will run, some of the group will cycle individually, and my mum and I will tackle it on a tandem bike. All with the view of initially 10,000GBP (with a hope for $20,000USD!)

This is the 3rd challenge of my amazing mum's Parkinson's journey. In 2019, it was climbing Mount Fuji (and nearly killed her!), then in 2021 it was doing a 10km as part of the Serengeti Marathon, and now we arrive in the Middle East. My mum a little older, Parkinson's a little more apparent, but with a spirit to fight back even larger than before.

PLEASE help us both find a cure with a small donation, and also please help support my mum's huge effort by undertaking such strenuous training, and then the expedition itself. It takes a huge toll, but it's so important to her (and all of us) to know we're doing our best to make a difference.

PS We all pay for our own trips, 100%. So 100% of your donation goes directly to Cure Parkinson's UK. None of it goes towards funding any of our trip.


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  • John ward2 months ago
    John ward

    John ward

    2 months ago

    Hey team, after my mum's parkinson regressing a bit it wasn't looking good for her participating BUT.... she's back at it! Gym every day, and we're back in the game we hope! Thanks everyone so much for their donations, already 15% of the way there - 2 months to go! :)

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Page last updated on: 9/25/2023 20.16



  • Cathy Fegan

    Cathy Fegan

    Sep 25, 2023

    Keep up the sterling work Moxx


  • Babs& Danny

    Babs& Danny

    Sep 25, 2023

    Just keep on rolling along.


  • Chas and Rachel

    Chas and Rachel

    Sep 25, 2023

    Just amazing!!! ❤️


  • John Gallagher

    John Gallagher

    Sep 24, 2023

    Keep up the good work 🙏👍


  • Freda Edgar

    Freda Edgar

    Sep 24, 2023

    Good luck 😀


  • Anonymous


    Sep 23, 2023

    What a great cause! I'm proud to support Maura and efforts to fight Parkinsons. Thanks to my friend Terry Kaelber for the connection!


  • Jolene Latimer

    Jolene Latimer

    Sep 23, 2023


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