Well done to our Swansea Pedal for Parkinson's cyclists
9 July 2012
Congratulations to all of our cyclists who completed our
Pedal for Parkinson's event in Swansea
on Sunday 8 July.
143 dedicated supporters cycled 5, 20 and 60-mile routes around
the Gower, and hope to raise £10,000 once cyclists have collected
all pledged donations.
Anne and family cycled for her Dad who has Parkinson's
Anne Lewis (pictured right), 46, from Swansea, cycled the
5-mile route with husband Ian, 50, son Alexander, 8 and daughter
The family were cycling for Anne's father John, 72, who was
diagnosed with Parkinson's 18 months
"I wanted to do Pedal for Parkinson's as I like cycling, and
thought the 5-mile ride would be something that all my family could
"Ultimately I want to help my dad. I knew nothing about
Parkinson's before my dad was diagnosed last year, but I want to
know more and help in a small way.
"The support my dad receives from the Parkinson's nurse and the local group he goes to is brilliant. Being able
to speak to others in the same situation has helped both my mum and
dad to come to terms with my dad having Parkinson's, put it into
perspective and enabled them to get on with their lives."
Fundraisers on course to reach £45,000 target
Ultimately I want to help my dad. I knew nothing about Parkinson's before my dad was diagnosed last year, but I want to help in a small way.
Anne Lewis, Swansea cyclist
We are aiming to raise a combined £45,000 from the Pedal for
Parkinson's events to fund our specialist Parkinson's nurses.
Paul Jackson-Clark, our Director of Fundraising, said:
"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took to
their bikes for us this weekend.
"Without the continued help of our fundraisers, our vital work
to find a cure and improve the lives of those living with
Parkinson’s would not be possible."
Get on your bike for Parkinson's