James Bowthorpe

What's Driving Parkinson's Events

Fundraising for Psychiatry Research Trust
raised of £1,800,000 target
by 525 supporters
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Thank you for visiting the What's Driving Parkinson's fundraising page. I am James Bowthorpe, an honorary research fellow with the What's Driving Parkinson's team. In 2009 I broke the world record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe by 20 days. I am continuing to raise money for the same cause through various events and challenges. The fundraising campaign aims to reach as many people as possible who think progress of research into Parkinson's Disease has been painfully slow - it was first described almost 200 years ago and no one knows what causes it - so please pass on these details.

My inspiration for taking on these challenges is seeing patients benefit in the clinic we run at The Maudsley and King's College Hospitals. Detailed plans are in place to take the research forward over 5 years, with maximal efficiency. All that is needed is the money. You can learn more about the research by visiting the What's Driving Parkinson's website

About the charity

The Psychiatry Research Trust supports research and investigation into mental health, mental illness and brain disease including specific diseases or conditions with psychiatric aspects. It also supports research into the causes, means of prevention, diagnoses and treatment of such conditions.

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