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raised of £3,500 target by 83 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,225 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

    Funded on Thursday, 3rd January 2019

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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.



    • Michelle Fox Was Getty6 years ago
      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      6 years ago

      Just an updated, we reached our £5,000 target with donations via our crowd finding page, events and generous donations. Tommy is jetting to Indianapolis Monday 5th November until 12th November, then returning to deliver his ROCK STEADy BOXING Programme to the North West, we need a final push for the last of the crowdfunding to enable Tommy to find venues, pay for the hire of venues and advertising this fantastic programme to all Parkinson's sufferers to enable them to have a positive future

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    • Michelle Fox Was Getty6 years ago
      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      6 years ago

      Tommy & The Team, would like to THANK YOU all for your support following Tommy's Journey, after he completed the 8 mile Tab, we are now only £300 away from his final target of £5000, he's done this with your help!! Here at Tommy head quarters we cannot express our gratitude, within 9 weeks we have nearly completed our task and Tommy's journey is well on its way for him and other parkinson suffers bringing home 'ROCK STEADY BOXING'

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    • Michelle Fox Was Getty6 years ago
      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      Michelle Fox Was Getty

      6 years ago

      Thank You all so much for your continued support ... Tommy's training is not invasion, this weekend 29/9 at the Vets Garage Cafe, Barton Aerodrome, Tommy will be enduring this 8 mile TAB challenge he set himself. We would love to see you there, 8am Sharp!!! ... Veterans Garage Terminal Building, Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 7SA

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    • Sean F

      Sean F

      Nov 4, 2018


    • Rhonda Johnson

      Rhonda Johnson

      Sep 30, 2018

      Tommy we have been following your achievements you are phenomenal and we are happy to help you fulfil your goal best wishes from Rhonda & Skid x


    • Stephen Mainwaring

      Stephen Mainwaring

      Sep 29, 2018

      It’s an honour tommy, good luck today mate.




      Sep 26, 2018

      Good luck Tommy


    • Keith Page

      Keith Page

      Sep 25, 2018

      Go for it Tommy


    • Tony


      Sep 25, 2018

      Well done Tommy you have practised hard with Graham and friends. I will be there Saturday to cheer you on good luck Tom.


    • Amy Maclean

      Amy Maclean

      Sep 21, 2018

      This is a great cause- well done on the fundraising! #amymacpod 😊


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