Elaine's story - volunteering with Parkinson's

"Just because you've got Parkinson's you don’t need to be sitting at home doing nothing. Give it a go. You'll get a lot back."

Elaine Evans was diagnosed with Parkinson's at 47, retired at 50 - but wasn't ready to give up work completely.

That's why she's been volunteering for Parkinson's UK for the past decade, using her skills to help others.

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"I wanted to maintain my people skills and get people together, making sure people with Parkinson's weren't afraid.

"I think volunteering gives you confidence – you meet other people, and people within the organisation. That gives you strength."

Watch our short video to hear from Elaine about her experience of volunteering with Parkinson's.

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From taking photos at fundraising events to taking part in vital research, there are so many ways you can volunteer. Join us today!

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