Boots were made for a charity walk - The Evesham Observer

Boots were made for a charity walk

Evesham Editorial 20th Aug, 2018   0

EVESHAM and Pershore residents are being called upon to dig out their walking boots and join forces with thousands of others across the nation in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

A six-mile fund-raising walk takes place on Sunday, September 23, starting at the Cleeve Hill Golf Club before leading on to open hilltops, across streams and through woodlands, immersing walkers in one of the country’s most fascinating and precious habitats.

It’s the first time Parkinson’s UK has hosted a Walk for Parkinson’s at the Cotswolds. Previous walks in the area have seen more than 120 local people take part, so the charity hopes to involve even more walkers with the new and exciting venue

Sky Sports presenter and champion of Walking for Parkinson’s UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011.

He is a keen walker himself and is encouraging people to get involved.

He said: “We want to make 2018 our biggest year yet for the Walk for Parkinson’s series. I’d like to invite everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to take advantage of the many different types of walks, scenic routes and distances available. Exercise can be really beneficial to people living with Parkinson’s. It is as important to me as my medication in helping me take control and manage my symptoms.

“So please join us at Walk for Parkinson’s, Cotswolds. Every step takes us closer to a cure and our goal of improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s.”

The registration fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Everyone who registers will receive a free Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, fund-raising pack and at the end of the walk, a finisher’s medal.

As the charity is hoping to raise over £500,000 from the 37 events it suggests walkers aim to raise at least £50.

All the money raised from the event will fund research to help to find a cure and improve the lives of the 145,000 people in the UK living with Parkinson’s.

Visit, call 020 7963 3912, or e-mail [email protected] for more

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