Andy Peck


Parkinson's UK
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We bring people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together via our network of local groups, our website and free confidential helpline. Specialist nurses, our supporters and staff provide information on every aspect of Parkinson's. As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we're leading the work to find a cure, and we're closer than ever. We also campaign to change attitudes and demand better services. Our work is totally dependant on donations. Help us to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

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Scheduled for W/C 17th July 2017 (previously postponed due to adverse weather conditions)  

We (Andy Peck, my wife Rachel Martin, (working together at TrustedHousesitters)   and great friends, Dr Mark Rance and Paul Nash will all paddle board (not a relay, we're each doing the individual effort together!) across the English Channel from England to France to raise money for Parkinson's. 

My (Andy's) motivation is that my mum sadly suffers from Parkinson's, a degenerative desease which sadly affects mobilty and quality of life.

There is, however, a wonderful initiative globally that is really helping more people with PD, provided by DanceforParkinsons.   

It has been proven that ballet (seated or standing) can really help mobility, emotional strength, companionship and enjoyment for those with Parkinson's.

'DanceforParkinsons' has teamed up with Ballet professionals within the UK and worldwide to help bring a big smile and in many cases, increased mobility and emotional well-being for many whose lives have otherwise been affected by Parkinson's.

My mum, like many others, can really benefit from something like this.  

Please help by sponsoring us.

*We're trying to raise money to help bring the Dance for Parkinsons initiatives to more sufferers of Parkinsons - the more we raise, the more we can help more people hopefully enjoy this (for example, £1000 could train a professional ballet dancer as a Dance for Parkinsons teacher and provide approximately a dozen classes).  

Please have a look at some of the heartwarming articles to see how much this can help:- 

(*UPDATE - we've already helped deliver a warmly-welcomed Dance for Parkinson's weekly class in Worthing.

Please help us now bring more smiles to more faces - and also raise much needed funds for more classes and to help towards increased resource to help find a much-needed cure for Parkinson's (that with all the amazing medical breakthoughs - feels almost within arms reach).
Any help / sponsorship that you can make will really help - and will be hugely appreciated. The initiatives we're raising money for really do help make an invaluable difference and positive impact for many people.
A huge thank-you to everyone that has sponsered us so far - it means so much for such a great cause. Thank-you! xxx

Recent donors

12.07.17 Good luck, and well done on raising so much for such a brilliant cause!

11.07.17 Best of luck Andy and Rachel! The whole TrustedHousesitters team are behind you all the way!

09.07.17 Good Luck both of you, just keep paddling! x

08.07.17 Good luck to you all

07.07.17 Good luck to you all! Just a little something towards treatment for your mum xx

06.07.17 Great cause. Best of luck to you all xxx

06.07.17 it's inspirational, courageous and for a wonderful cause! Safe paddling!

06.07.17 Don't get eaten by a Shark.

06.07.17 What an adventure ya gonna have, and for a great cause! Nice one dudes! x

06.07.17 Good luck!

06.07.17 Amazing cause - good luck! Watch out for ferries!

06.07.17 What a wonderful charity, good luck Andy and Rachel.

06.07.17 Good Luck !!

05.07.17 Good luck Andy and Rachel! Love from Vicky Chandler



12.09.16 Good luck!! x

06.09.16 Good luck guys, be careful and watch out for the sharks !

03.09.16 Good luck guys!

30.06.16 Good luck crazy people x x x

27.06.16 Good luck you brave lunatics! Fingers crossed for you. This is a great cause

27.06.16 Good luck, Pecksters!


26.06.16 Guys, really good luck, great cause. Love Hares

23.06.16 Fingers crossed for better weather very soon guys!


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