Maureen Lipman supports a good call for people with Parkinson's
21 June 2012
Actress Maureen Lipman has shown her support for Parkinson's UK
as we launch the first pay-monthly mobile phones that donate to
Phones for Parkinson's is an
innovative new scheme, which launched today, that allows people to
raise vital funds for the charity, simply through using their
How does Phones for Parkinson's work?
Parkinson's UK receives 45% of the profits from sales and
ongoing bills, when users buy one of the range of pay-monthly
4 smartphone handsets, including the
iPhone 4 and the LG Optimus, are available through the scheme on
4 competitive tariffs on the Orange
network ranging from £15-£45 per month.
Maureen Lipman, said:
"We can't all run marathons or jump out of planes - not every
day, anyway, and not at all if, like me, you totally lack the
"But there is a way to raise money through our devotion to our
mobile phones. Now we can chat away, sitting down, for charity,
knowing a generous percentage of our new phone contract will go to
Parkinson's UK to aid people with Parkinson's and fund desperately needed research into this destructive condition."
To coincide with the initiative, Parkinson's UK is also
launching the first in a new range of specially designed apps to
help people living with the condition.
EasyCall, is a simple application
which allows users to call their contacts in just one touch.
This is a function that is particularly useful for people with
Parkinson's, who can often struggle to co-ordinate their movements,
making operating a phone particularly challenging.
Find out more about Phones for Parkinson's
See our Phones for Parkinson's pages
to find out more about the scheme, or call 020 3476 2626.