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Jane Willis

The Freedom from Parkinson's Trail

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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]We did it![/p][p]I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008 at the age of 47 and it's not fun. [/p][p]I want to help find a cure for everyone suffering from this cruel disease so in July I was part of a team of nine people that crossed the Pyrenees from France into Spain. [/p][p]We chose the iconic Freedom Trail in an effort to raise funds for The Cure Parkinson's Trust and for a short period called it the Freedom from Parkinson's Trail. [/p][p]It was so much tougher than I'd imagined but my fears gradually faded as I realised what a special group of people had come together to help me achieve this.[/p][p]I've walked past mountain lakes and waterfalls and seen brilliant star lit sky's. I've climbed high and experienced incredible views and learnt new techniques for placing my feet when descending. I've learnt new ways to make the most of my medication too.[/p][p]I've done things again I thought were lost to me and some of my confidence has returned through an experience that will live with me forever.[/p][p]It's wasn't impossible though, nothing is! [/p][p]I was fortunate to have the support of my team of freedom fighters, all of them ready and willing to help me succeed in this challenge but more importantly to help fund vital research into a cure. [/p][p]Investment now could not only end suffering in the future but save tens of millions in expensive medication and care. [/p][p]Yes we did it, we really did it![/p][p][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

07 Jul 2018


Nov 9, 2018


Well done Jane, Pleasure to meet you at Victorious!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2018

The Thomases

Amazing achievement, Jane. Well done.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 26, 2018

Katie Grinyer

An absolutely amazing achievement!


Aug 16, 2018


Sponsoring Sara and Paul Trower epic bike ride

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2018

sue rogers

Very good luck with your own journey and the fundraising.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 12, 2018


Well done to Jane and to Sara and Paul.. amazing achievements.


Aug 9, 2018


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2018

Karen Sara’s friend

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2018

Karen (friend of Sara)


Aug 9, 2018

Jo Hughes

Excellent cycling Sara!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid