Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition caused by the lack of a chemical called dopamine.Parkinson’s disrupts the messages the brain sends to the body, impacting every aspect of daily lifeThere are an estimated 127,000 people living with Parkinson’s in the UK, and an estimated one million people affectedAlthough the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, what is clear is the devastating impact this complex condition can have on the lives of those forced to live with it. Established in 1969, Parkinson’s UK is the world’s largest patient-led Parkinson’s research and support charity. Between 2010 and the end of 2014, with the support of our 37,000 members, they will have invested more than £115 million (USD $185 million) in both groundbreaking research into the causes of and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s as well as essential care and support for people living with Parkinson’s.Parkinson’s UK has set itself ambitious goals, has a clear path to achieving them, and it’s all shaped by the people we’re here for - people affected by Parkinson’s, wherever they are.
What your money could provide:£2 will send their DVD 'Being there' to someone newly diagnosed
£12 could enable a support worker to give expert advice to a person with Parkinson's£13 could enable a helpline advisor to answer calls for half an hour
£20 could enable a Parkinson's nurse to visit a person with Parkinson's for an hour£26 will pay for a Parkinson's UK Helpline nurse to take calls for one hour
£150 will fund a Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist for a day£1,000 will fund a cutting-edge research project for one week
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