Parkinson’s UK thanks fund-raising Mayor of Lewes

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THE Mayor of Lewes has been thanked for the support he has given over the past year to Parkinson’s UK, the support and research charity which is passionate about finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by the disease.

Cllr Dr Micheal Turner has raised more than £4,000 for the charity during his Mayoral year by organising numerous events in the town.

Among others, he held a fancy dress ball, presented a film afternoon and organised and completed a sponsored walk from Peacehaven to Lewes to raise vital funds for research.

Cllr Dr Turner said: “I am living with Parkinson’s Disease, my father died with it and many local people have this debilitating illness too. In his Lewes Town Hall lecture on May 11, consultant neurologist Dr Romi Saha assured his audience that funding for research will help future generations by enabling early recognition and treatment.”

Alyson Smith, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK in the South East, said: “Donations are essential for Parkinson’s support and research. We’re leading the work to find a cure, and we’re closer than ever.”

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Holding events like these are a fantastic way to raise vital funds to support our work.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Mayor of Lewes for his support and I hope his success will encourage others to hold their own events.”

To find out how you can get involved and raise money for Parkinson’s UK in the South East, please contact Alyson Smith on 0844 225 9843 or email ajsmith@parkinsons.org.uk