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Alexandra McCreery

The Cure Parkinson's Trust

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for taking the time to read this. Having never done anything like this before, in August I am doing a Wing Walk in aid of The Cure Parkinson's Trust and in support of my lovely friend John Heelas's fund raising efforts. Here is John's story :[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][i]I still remember the day I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, it was October 10th 2010. Initially, I was in denial but family and friends started to realise something was wrong. Soon after my wife Lucy’s death I broke the secret and acknowledged I was ill![/i][/p][p][i]Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. It can be treated with a range of therapies but it is currently incurable. In 2018 around 145,000 people in the UK alone are living with Parkinson’s (1 person in every 350). I want to be part of funding research into a cure, which is why I have set myself a challenge to raise £10,000.[/i][/p][p][i]The symptoms of Parkinson's are mainly due to the loss of dopamine containing nerve cells in the basal ganglia area of the brain which control movement. Low levels of dopamine slow the body’s movement which make day-to-day activities, such as eating, getting dressed or using everyday objects such as a phone or computer, difficult. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, muscle stiffness and slowness of movement but not everyone will experience all of these.[/i][/p][p][i]I am asking for your support to raise funds for the Cure Parkinson's Trust, [/i][url=http://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/][i]www.cureparkinsons.org.uk[/i][/url][i]. CPT is a leading Parkinson's medical research charity totally committed to slowing, halting and reversing the condition and ultimately improving the lives of those affected by the disease.[/i][/p][p][i]I have a big personal interest in the research conducted by CPT and hopefully, may even benefit from the results.[/i][/p][p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p][br][/p][p]xx[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

15 Aug 2018

Supporters

06-Nov-2018

The Dicksons

Amazing! You rock star!

£20.00

19-Sep-2018

Jo Kenny

Huge well done, great cause. Love, Jo, Ben and Daisy xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

10-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Congratulations on both your terrifying-looking Wing Walk and for your amazing fundraising efforts! love from Anna (and Josh!) xx

£30.00

07-Sep-2018

Alexa

Well done Alex and such a great cause

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

23-Aug-2018

Rainsfords

Crazy. Love the Rainsfords xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

22-Aug-2018

From your favourite sister-in-law

Wow - how incredibly brave! And such a great cause. Hats off to you

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

20-Aug-2018

Ursula

18-Aug-2018

Davies family

Wow - totally amazing! What a great way to raise money for brilliant cause. Loads of love from us all Sophy, Alex, Lol, Wizzie and Elodie xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

16-Aug-2018

Neesh

You’re totally barking mad but very well done and I hope you enjoyed it!! With much love, Neesh, Pen, Tilda and Flora xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

16-Aug-2018

Hannah Cannock

Well done Alex! What a bonkers but incredible thing to do! Can’t wait to hear about it. Xxx

£50.00