Trevor Elliott

Trevor's fundraiser for The Centre for Brain Repair at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

Fundraising for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
£1,935
raised of £1,200 target
I am walking from Newcastle to Carlisle along Hadrian's Wall, 23 June 2024
We support Addenbrooke's and the Rosie to change patients' lives.

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Sponsored Walk along Hadrian’s WallI

The Centre for Brain Repair based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge carries out World Leading research into Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a life changing neurological condition that affects both loss of mobility and cognitive dysfunction. 

It affects 153,000 people in the UK today and over 7 million worldwide. 1 in 37 people alive today in the UK will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.  It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago.. It was devastating at first . I had so many questions and I was told that I had a window of between 6 and 14 years before I would be incapable of looking after myself. A complete turnaround for someone who, although 72 years old at the time, was still active walking 10km per day, and had camping and hill walking as my main hobbies. My most immediate thought though was : would I lose my driving licence. I was certainly in a very dark place. Since my diagnosis, I have been volunteering at the Centre for Brain Repair at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

I have been so impressed by the calibre of expertise, care and attention offered by the Centre, and groundbreaking research such as the use of stem cells for transplants. I have also seen how constrained they are by funding. So, in June I will be completing a 120km walk along Hadrian’s Wall from Newcastle to Carlisle in order to raise money for the Centre for Brain Repair

It would mean the world to me if you would consider supporting this amazing organisation getting one step closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s by donating on my Just Giving page

Thank you so much!

About the charity

We want to ensure that every patient at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals experiences the highest quality of care available. We raise funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist staff and extra comforts for patients, over and above what is possible with NHS funding alone.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,935.00
+ £378.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,835.00
Offline donations
£100.00

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