Spreading the word about Parkinson's research

Advances in Parkinson's research is always a topic that people are interested in - whether they are affected by the condition, are one of our other supporters or even members of the public.

During Parkinson's Awareness Week this week, we've been using the opportunity to talk about research to get new people involved with us.

On Wednesday, eminent neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE gave a lecture to around 130 people in Cambridge on the latest research approaches to beating the condition.

And last night ITV broadcaster John Stapleton hosted our Parkinson's Awareness Week lecture, "From Care to Cure - living with Parkinson's", at the London offices of Aberdeen Asset Management, who generously sponsored the event.

Among the guests were many of our biggest funders from the worlds of Charitable Trusts, Foundations and Corporates alongside individual supporters too.

Dr Huw Morris from the University of Cardiff presented on developments in genetics for people with Parkinson's. Simon Challis, a younger person with Parkinson's shared his personal experiences of the condition and our Chief Executive Steve Ford outlined our plans to meet and exceed our funding target of £110million over the next 5 years.

Keep spreading the word about research - and let us know any ideas you have.

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