Jane Asher, Parkinson's UK President
Jane Asher became President of Parkinson's UK in February
2007, having previously been a supporter for 3 years.
"I first began supporting the charity for personal reasons -
unlike in the case of the other charitable positions that I hold -
when my brother-in-law was diagnosed with Parkinson's a couple of years ago.
"I quickly became very impressed by all those involved in the
charity. I wanted to work with them to help spread awareness of
this very debilitating and distressing condition.
"It's vital that we raise the funds
needed to continue the excellent progress being made in
research and to maintain and increase
the improvements in care and treatment of those affected."
Jane is a successful actress, author and businesswoman. She has
been working professionally in film, theatre and radio since she
was 5 years old.
She runs her successful cake business - Jane Asher Party
Cakes - in Chelsea, London, and has also written more than a dozen
books, including 3 best-selling novels.
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