Henley residents and visitors are invited to join Parkinson’s UK at the Culden Faw Estate on Sunday 8 October for a fundraising walk to help fund vital research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition.
Walk for Parkinson’s is the charity’s national community fundraising series, and everyone is encouraged to get involved to get active, meet new people, and help fund life changing research.
The Walk for Parkinson’s event offers two distances exploring through the woodlands and fields of the Culden Faw Estate to suit everyone:
- A shorter, family friendly one mile route which is fully accessible
- A longer six mile route for those wanting to take on more of a challenge
Walkers will warm up and set off together before finishing at their own pace. The event will start and finish at Henley Showground, where people can grab a drink and find information and support about Parkinson’s from the local Parkinson’s community.
Katy Slade, Regional Fundraiser for the Thames Valley at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. In the Thames Valley alone there are 4,866 people living with the condition. Every hour, two more people in the UK are diagnosed, meaning 1 in 37 people alive today will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime.
“There’s no cure for Parkinson’s. Yet. But if we walk together, we can make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. We can make breakthroughs. We can find a cure.
Whatever your age or fitness level, we’d love to see you at the Henley-on-Thames Showground in the Culden Faw Estate to Walk for Parkinson’s. Take the first step and sign up today!”
It costs just £12 to sign up to Walk for Parkinson’s (under 18s go free!) and it’s suggested you try and raise £50 in sponsorship. All walkers will receive a fundraising pack with tips and advice, sponsorship forms and an exclusive Walk for Parkinson’s t-shirt to wear on the day.
As well as walkers, the charity is on the look-out for volunteers to help on the day. To find out more about Walk for Parkinson’s and to sign up to walk or volunteer visit: parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/walk-parkinsons or email: email@example.com