Weʼve raised £550 to support the Gary Parkinson Trust
- Bolton, Greater Manchester
- Funded on Tuesday, 10th March 2020
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On Sunday 15th December, I'll be taking on the Run Aintree 10k to help raise vital funds for my Dad and the Gary Parkinson Trust.
My Dad, who was a professional footballer for Middlesbrough, Southend United, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Preston North End and Blackpool, sadly suffered a severe brain stem stroke in September 2010 and now suffers from a condition known as locked-in syndrome, which is complete paralysis of the body, apart from eye movements which he uses to communicate.
As a result, my Dad requires 24-hour care at our home in Bolton and the use of a wheelchair to get about. Unfortunately, the NHS isn't able to fund my Dad's rehabilitation and care to the level we think he needs and deserves.
Which is why I'm sticking my trainers on and doing my bit for my Dad.
We both love horse racing so running around the racecourse at Aintree is a fitting place to try and raise a few quid, although I can't promise I'll be jumping the fences like Tiger Roll.
2019 has already been a fantastic year for the Gary Parkinson Trust, but one last push would mean the world to me and all my family.
Maybe forget the Christmas cards this year and donate a few pound to somebody who really does need it.
Thanks for you support!
- 6 months ago
Luke Parkinson6 months ago
Thanks very much to Sue Owen for her £100 donation through our website and also to Carol Land for her £10 cash donation, adding another £110 to the online total.
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Dec 19, 2019
well done Luke your dad is a classact and life sometimes throws things at us which no one can explain
Dec 17, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
Well done great effort
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019
Well done Luke - great time as well! Love The Turnbulls xx
Dec 15, 2019
Well done Luke. I guess the going was soft so an even better result. Your dad must be so proud of you
Dec 14, 2019
Good luck Luke
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