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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Get Tommy O'Connor to 'Rock Steady Parkinson's Boxing' in Indianapolis,USA to gain the ability to teach other Parkinson Suffers like himself

Widnes, Runcorn & Warrington

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In the surrounding areas of Widnes, Runcorn & Warrington, we will have at some point in our path to dieting & fitness, been taught, positivly pushed and helped to succeed, in our personal goals by 'Tommy O'Connor'.

Tommy was diagnosed in 2012 with Parkinson disease and is now classed at stage 2.

With being a fit man he has continued to keep up his fitness regime, but knows not all Parkinson suffers are as fit as he is, the help and support to engage people with fitness who have Parkisons are few and far between locally. Tommy on his own journey of Parkinson's discovered ' Rock Steady Parkinsons Boxing Classes' - intrigued by this group as his life time of fitness in and out of the Army has been Boxing for over 40 years.

The aim of the 'Rock Steady Parkinsons Boxing' classes is to know that every day there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.

These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.

Tommy wants to provide this knowledge and service to the local people of Widnes, Runcorn & Warrington, where there are OVER 500 sufferers. Not all Parkinson Suffers are in the 'OLD' age bracket as this disease can hit people as young as in their teens.

Tommy is keen to use the skills he will learn from the 'Rock Steady Team' to locally set up fitness sessions to cater for everyones needs and ability, from the young to the old. For him to do this he needs to raise £5,000 to get the training in Illinois and set up the boxing classes in local gyms.

The next available slot for Tommy to Train, learn and gain skills from the 'Rock Steady parkinson Boxing Classes' in Indianapolis, USA is November of this year, if he misses this slot, the next one is February 2019. So its a LONG shot, but with everyones support I am convinced we will enable Tommy to achieve his Goal and get there this year!

A quote taken from 'Rock Steady Parkinsons Boxing' - Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At Rock Steady the opponent is Parkinson’s disease.

So please help Tommy help others and the plight of Parkinson Desease suffered locally.

Thanks in advance for your support.

https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/parkinsons-boxing-classes/

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  • Michelle Fox Was Getty1 day ago
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    1 day ago

    Join Tommy at Muddy Mountain over the next 4 weeks... to raise funds for his mission to get to 'Rock Steady Parkinson's Boxing' in Indianapolis,USA to gain the knowledge ability to teach and share his knowledge with other Parkinson Suffers like himself. Thursday 23rd August Thursday 6th September Wednesday 12th September Thursday 20th September 6AM SHARP @ WA5 0TT.. MESSAGE FOR MORE INFO :)

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  • Michelle Fox Was Getty5 days ago
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    5 days ago

    2nd Family fun Filled event! Friday 7th September- Eagle sports Social club, Penketh- 7pm Race Night Fun for all the family... bet on your favourite horses, or pigs! watch them race with friends and family... a fun filled evening ..prizes and cash to be won by all. Horses, Jockeys & Owners are for sponsorship at £2 a go! (Cheap as chips)... your horse comes 1st your a winner, receive your winning bottle of wine!! £2 entry, £5 per family.

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  • Michelle Fox Was Getty5 days ago
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    5 days ago

    Ok Folks, two great crowdfunding events for you to check out!! Tuesday 28th August- Eagle Sports Social Club, Thornton Rd Penketh For ONE night only 'Tyrant Tommy O'Connor' will be hosting a fitness class including circuit workout and Boxing... Tackle the old boxing master on a one to one too!! So Join the old master for a hour of training and I'm sure lots of laughs! £4 a session.

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Page last updated on: 8/20/2018 9:22 PM

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54

  • wendy bastow

    wendy bastow

    Aug 20, 2018

    Sponser race 4

    £10.00

  • Tim Light

    Tim Light

    Aug 19, 2018

    Best of British

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 19, 2018

    £10.00

  • Vee Bee

    Vee Bee

    Aug 19, 2018

    Good Luck

    £5.00

  • wendy bastow

    wendy bastow

    Aug 19, 2018

    Tommy has helped me so much in tge past so we will get you there coach x

    £20.00

  • Jo Spencer

    Jo Spencer

    Aug 19, 2018

    Good luck Tommy xx

    £20.00

  • Barbara Breitsameter

    Barbara Breitsameter

    Aug 19, 2018

    I hope get to live your dream and attend #rocksteadyboxing In Indy.

    £30.00

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