Wilton House hosting Walk for Parkinson's

Wilton House hosting Walk for Parkinson's

Published by Mike Draper at 4:45am 14th July 2019.

People from across Salisbury and the surrounding area are stepping into action for an important cause.

The charity 'Parkinson's UK' is staging its annual Walk for Parkinson's fundraiser, with people of all ages and abilities uniting with thousands of others to help research step closer to a cure for Parkinson's.

Today's event (Sunday 14 July) is at Wilton House, with more walks planned in Cornwall and Bristol in September.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Start and finish: Wilton House
  • Start time: 10:30am
  • Route: 2 miles, 3 miles and 6 miles
  • On-the-day registration: £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s
  • Registration opens: 9:30am

HOW TO TAKE PART

Pre-registration for the Wilton House walk closed a week ago, but you can still take part. On-the-day registration is available but is cash only and costs £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s.

VITAL FUNDRAISER FOR DEBILITATING DISEASE

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition that affects 145,000 people across the UK
There are an estimated 13,653 people living with Parkinson's in the South West
It can affect people of all ages and has over 40 symptoms including tremor, loss of mobility and dementia

Over the past four years Walk for Parkinson's fundraisers have generated over £1.5 million for Parkinson's UK's pioneering research to find a cure for the condition - and the charity believes that scientists could now be on the verge of major breakthroughs.

Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson's UK Dave Clark
Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson's UK Dave Clark

Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson's UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011 aged 44. He is a keen walker himself and is encouraging people to lace up their walking boots to raise funds to help end Parkinson's for good:

"Parkinson's has had a huge impact on my life. On my worst days it's hard to walk, talk or write my own name, and it's tough knowing that things will get even harder for me and my family as it progresses.

"But Parkinson's UK's pioneering research gives me hope that we will find a cure for this brutal condition, and walking helps me stay active and positive.

"Walk for Parkinson's events have already raised a phenomenal amount of money for the fight to find a cure - and we're now on the verge of major research breakthroughs that could end Parkinson's for good.

"So, whatever your age or ability, please sign-up to join a walk near you in the South West and be part of the final push to find a cure."

Find out more about Walk for Parkinson's

SIGN-UP FOR NEW FOREST WALK

If you can't make it to Wilton House, there's still time to take part in the New Forest Walk for Parkinson's. It takes place in September at Wilverley Inclosure in Hampshire. You're invited to stroll through the stunning woodland and enjoy the New Forest whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause.

  • DATE AND TIME: 22 September 2019 - 10:00 AM
  • START & FINISH: New Forest, Wilverley Plain car park, BH25 5TZ
  • SIGN-UP FEE: £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s

Find out more about the New Forest Walk for Parkinson's

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