Majestic staff show support for Parkinson's UK

Back in January, Majestic Wine announced Parkinson's UK as its Charity of the Year 2010.

As part of our year-long partnership, 10 Majestic members of staff will be running in the Marathon Du Médoc on 11 September this year.

The race is one of France's most renowned marathons, set amongst the famous Bordeaux châteaux and vineyards. The team is collecting sponsorship money and they hope to raise as much as possible for Parkinson's UK.

So far, Majestic Wine has raised over £20,000 for us through collection tins, a raffle, donations from wine purchases and recycling mobile phones, amongst other fundraising activities. So we're really pleased to see their fundraising efforts continue throughout the year.

Our work is totally dependent on voluntary donations and corporate partnerships are an important source of income for us. They're also an essential way for us to plan ahead and ensure financial security, as well as growing long-lasting relationships that help us work towards our 5-year fundraising target of £110 million.

The income generated is crucial - but the opportunity to raise our public profile and awareness of Parkinson’s throughout the UK and beyond is invaluable.

Have you thought of applying for a local business Charity of the Year or partnership? If you're a member of one of our local groups, would you like advice on how to attract corporate interest in the charity in your community? Share your experiences here or email

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