South East news
David scales new heights
Snow, rain and hail were among the weather
conditions David Richards had to endure while completing a charity
trek to Machu Picchu in mountainous Peru.
"But it was worth it," said David, chair of the Folkestone and Dover branch.
When David first decided to trek 26 mountainous miles to the
ancient Inca site, he hoped he would raise around £5,000.
But he has actually raised £10,000, and he has thanked all his
sponsors and fundraisers for their support. David celebrated
his 73rd birthday a few weeks before he went on the journey
and was among a group of 24 people, with two guides. Well done
David, a fantastic achievement.
Get involved in fundraising
There are so many ways that you can help us to help people
affected by Parkinson's, and ensure people in the South East get
the support they need.
- Run for us
our first-ever official team in the Brighton Marathon
- Hold a Party for
- Involve your company, workplace or social
Whether you want to hold a one-off event to
support people with Parkinson's, or make us your charity of the
year, we would love to hear from you. There are many exciting ways
in which you and your colleagues and friends can get
- Hold your own
You may already be organising a local event
- anything from an art exhibition to a weekend ramble. Why not
support us by simply adding sponsorship, an auction or a raffle to
your existing plans?
- Give in
Why not celebrate your birthday,
anniversary or wedding by asking your friends and family to donate
to the us instead of giving presents? Lora Hayden and her husband
gave one of our pin badges to all their wedding guests who made a
- Trusts and foundations
Help us to support more people with Parkinson's in the South East.
Find out about opportunities to fund a range of projects in the
region, from nursing posts to education initiatives.
- Make a donation to help people
To find out more about any of these opportunities to support us,
contact Alyson Smith - Regional Fundraiser on 0844 225 9843 or
Get involved in volunteering
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us in the
South East, from joining one of our local branch committees, to
helping us at events or getting involved in fundraising in your
area. Volunteering can help you to share your existing skills or to
develop new ones. All new volunteers receive an induction and
support from our team.
If you are interested in knowing more about volunteering with
us, we would love to hear from you. To find out more, contact:
More about volunteering your time to help
people with Parkinson's