Nick Kirby


The Cure Parkinson's Trust
Help us to find a cure for Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was founded by people with Parkinson’s, with the sole aim of helping to find a cure for this degenerative neurological condition. Frequently considered as an old person’s disease, Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. The youngest person diagnosed is just nine years old, and many in their 20s and 30s are given this devastating diagnosis. Parkinson’s doesn’t kill, it imprisons, removing all control over natural movement, a life sentence for a young person with Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust wants to reverse the condition. We have already made significant headway. Patient led, we are impatient to wrestle back control over our lives. We are engaging the whole Parkinson’s community, with scientists, with regulators, with industry and with policy makers because we believe Parkinson’s can be cured. No-one is more passionate about this than the people touched by this cruel disease. But we need everyone’s help. Join us, because together we can illuminate the issues and the research being undertaken to beat it and we are close.
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Running 100km for the Cure Parkinson's Trust

Nick Kirby

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My good friend, Pete Langman, was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's in early 2008 at the age of only 40 and I should also add that my grandmother struggled with the disease in later life. I probably see Pete once a year (not enough really) and see his ongoing struggle with the illness.  Parkinson's is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that causes many problems. It slows the body's movement, causes tremor and stiffness making the routine of life that we all take for granted so much more harder, and it also has many non-motor symptoms that are less visible. At this moment in time it is also an incurable illness, although the illness can be treated with a range of therapies that make Parkinson's a little easier to live with.

It is not all negative for Pete, he is a gifted writer and loves his cricket. Nevertheless, Pete at times has it tough. A few years ago now he wrote an excellent book entitled "Slender Threads"(can be bought on Amazon and all proceeds go to Parky's) a book not for the faint hearted but which lays out the bleak reality of Parkinson's and the daily struggles that Pete has with the illness.

So the Race to the Stones is an annual 100km run in July from Lewknor in Oxfordshire to the Avebury Stones in Wiltshire. Please give as little or as much as you can, it all helps. All I know is that I am fit and healthy and this is the least I can do...Thanks very much. 

100.9km (don't forget the .9!) completed at 11pm on the 15th July. Hard going but all worth it for the Cure Parkinson's Trust. You can still keep sponsoring though!

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21.07.17 Well Done Nick

18.07.17 Well done Nick take my hat off to you for the run on Sunday, and to see you at the yard Monday morning at 8 am (AMAZING). John and Ang

17.07.17 PLEASE can you stop running now - you leave all of us in the shade - only running to catch 'last orders'!!! AMAZING EFFORT. MANY CONGRATULATIONS


16.07.17 Brilliant job well done

16.07.17 Awesome run! Well done. Time for a well earned rest.



14.07.17 Go Nick you nutter! A cause close to my heart (my Dad had it). What are you going to do next?

14.07.17 Good luck hell of a run

14.07.17 If anyone can do this it's you.

14.07.17 Good luck!

14.07.17 In awe of your commitment and generosity of time and effort. Good luck . Tracy, Dave, Tom and Harriet x

13.07.17 Good luck Nick. We are all rooting for you. See you post run for a congratulatory pint or two.

13.07.17 Good luck Nick. A great charity, my grandmother died from Parkinson's and she donated her brain to science. All the best.x

13.07.17 Are you playing football the next day? No excuses

10.07.17 All the best buddy - great cause - super human effort

03.07.17 Very proud of you Nick. Every success in the run.

30.06.17 Best of luck mate

29.06.17 Well done Nick

28.06.17 Awesome effort Nick.... from the Dolphins

27.06.17 go go go!

26.06.17 go for it Nick!

26.06.17 Good job Nick - looks like a tough one

26.06.17 Well done Nick. A tremendous effort to support your friend and raise awareness for another degenerative disease that could hit anyone one of us at any time.


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