Paul Hymers


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.
MND Association
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and everyone who cares for them. We improve care and support for people living with MND, their families and carers and fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND. We also campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society. Our vision is a world free from MND. To find out more visit
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Hi, thanks for visiting my page. I’m running the New York City Marathon on Sunday 4th November 2012 for two charities very close to my heart, Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) and Parkinson’s UK Both of these charities work tirelessly to find cures for these diseases and improve life for everyone affected. Every penny donated will be split 50-50 between these two charities.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. People with the disease don't have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. Without dopamine and the loss of nerve cells in the brain, symptoms include; shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and later in the condition, cognitive and behavioural problems. There's currently no cure and we don't yet know why people get the condition. It doesn't directly cause people to die, but symptoms do get worse over time.

Huge thanks to my employer, Atlas Corporate Services, for their very generous donation! 

Atlas Corporate Services ( are a global corporate and trust service provider, with corporate and private clients. The Group manages onshore and offshore companies, trusts and other business structures to meet the individual demands of its clients, such as corporate re-structuring, wealth and asset protection, tax reduction, international expansion and the provision of secretarial services. Atlas Corporate Services JLT, based in Dubai, undertakes marketing functions for their Mauritius and Nevis based offices.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations!

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04.11.12 All your hard work was not in vain - despite the marathon being cancelled. What an inspirational chap you are Paul! And very proud of your PB of 3hrs 20mins! I hope Sarah is ready with the massage oil! x

04.11.12 Well done Paul! I know it's not quite what you signed up for but good for you!

04.11.12 Paul, you are absolutely amazing for running alone. I hope Sarah's at the end with the tape and a massive burger for you. Run Forrest, RUUUUUUUNNNNN!

04.11.12 Well done, Paul. Very proud.

31.10.12 Best of luck with the run. I'm not sure what to make of that photo ;-)

31.10.12 You go boy! Hope you have the run of your life. p.s. I want my money back if you don't come in the top ten - I expect nothing less from you... X

21.10.12 Money well spent for two very worthy charities Paul. Have a great time and well done!

21.10.12 Good luck Paul

08.10.12 Finally got round to this! So impressed with you, looking forward to the celebratory beers and chair/pen throwing session afterwards - good luck! x

05.10.12 Run Mackem, run. Good luck Paul. x

05.10.12 Can you get me a long, skinny, decaf double ham on rye, no dill, hold the mayo, have a nice day, please?

28.09.12 Run like the wind Paulo, run like Forest Gump!!!

17.09.12 Best of luck Paul. Am always inspired to do a marathon when I watch it on tv, then thank goodness, the feeling passes. x

17.09.12 Go run your socks off mate...

10.09.12 Good luck Paul!

08.09.12 good luck old chum

07.09.12 Run like the wind, little monkey ears. But don't run too fast or I'll punch ya.

04.09.12 Good luck with the run mate you are a brave man.

03.09.12 Good luck Paul!

03.09.12 Good luck JP.


30.08.12 You will do it because you can do it. JP got me through my first Marathon in NY its a great one to do and a very worthy charity you are supporting. Good Luck & Enjoy.

26.08.12 I'd have donated more if you didn't have those bloody shorts on...

26.08.12 Your profile picture is unreal. You deserve to raise a hell of a lot for that alone.


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