Through employee engagement, holding a one-off event or becoming a commercial partner, you'll be directly supporting the 145,000 people in the UK living with Parkinson's.
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- Type of partnership: charity partner
- Duration: 2016 to ongoing
Annapurna Recruitment has chosen to support Parkinson's UK as one of their charity partners.
Based in London and Munich, Annapurna is a recruitment service aiming to be the world's leading responsible search firm.
Aiming to raise £30,000
Annapurna will be aiming to make the first year of the partnership count, raising £30,000 for Parkinson’s UK, with the London Marathon set to be the highlight of 2017. Five runners from Annapurna will take on the challenge of beating last year’s total of almost £22,000.
Alongside fundraising, Annapurna will be utilising their recruitment expertise to help cut costs and provide pro bono support to our HR department.
Building on support from 2016
The partnership builds on previous donations from Annapurna, with £5,000 donated to Sky Sports Presenter Dave Clark's Coast to Coast challenge. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011, and in September 2016 completed the 200-mile walk.
Charlie Appleyard, founder and director, and friend of Dave Clark, tells us more: "We are delighted to have Parkinson's UK as part of the Annapurna Giving initiative. It's a cause very close to our heart. The charity do fantastic work.”
- Type of partnership: longstanding corporate partner
- Duration: 2008-ongoing
The Association for Public Service Excellence has been a loyal supporter of Parkinson's UK since 2008.
A not-for-profit organisation, APSE is dedicated to promoting excellence in the delivery of services to local communities, including school meals, parks and housing and building maintenance.
APSE brings together some 23,000 officers and councillors across 300 local authorities in the UK, raising money through events, awards and charity dinners.
Raising an incredible total
As of May 2017, APSE had raised an impressive £45,000 for Parkinson’s UK. We're thrilled that APSE are so committed to supporting us, and dedicated to ensuring that no one has to face Parkinson's alone.
- Type of partnership: Credit Suisse Charity of the Year in 2014
- Credit Suisse employees voted to support Parkinson's UK as their charity partner for 2014
A record-breaking partnership
The partnership saw employees raising funds for the charity throughout 2014. This was the first of Credit Suisse Charity of the Year partnerships to break the £1m milestone figure. In total employees at Credit Suisse helped to raise £1.2 million which was the highest amount raised by their employees since the introduction of their fundraising scheme in 2002.
Since then we have continued to work together and provide support for staff affected by Parkinson's.
- Type of partnership: Charity of the Year
- Duration: November 2017 – 2019
We're delighted that easyHotel has selected Parkinson’s UK as its first ever Charity of the Year. Our partnership will run until November 2019.
The money raised by easyHotel employees, and by optional donations from guests when booking rooms online, will help fund the work of Parkinson’s UK’s free confidential helpline and its network of local advisers. The helpline deals with thousands of calls every year, providing advice and information for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.
Vicky Pizer, an Executive Assistant at easyHotel, whose late step-father had Parkinson’s, championed Parkinson’s UK’s successful bid.
“Because we’d never heard of Parkinson’s UK, my family didn’t know that help was available and ultimately the toll of my step-dad’s illness tore our family apart.
“Nobody should have to go through Parkinson’s without the support they need, which is why I’m so proud that easyHotel employees voted to support this amazing charity.
“I hope that the money we raise will help Parkinson’s UK reach more families like ours when they need them most."
easyHotel operates a total of 26 hotels around the UK and Europe. To book your next stay please visit www.easyhotel.com
- Type of partnership: charity partner
- Duration: November 2017 - 2018
Pitt Cue, a city-based restaurant famous for its barbequed and smoked mangalizta pig, is encouraging people to Pig Out for Parkinson’s. The restaurant is raising money for Parkinson’s UK from November 2017 till February 2018 by adding a £1 donation onto customer’s bills.
In 2018 they are also holding two events in aid of Parkinson’s UK:
- Halloween Day of the Dead Mezcal Festival: To experience this carnival of the macabre, customers purchase a ticket with proceeds going to Parkinson’s UK and enjoy a mezcals flight, one-off mezcal cocktails, a whole roast pig and Day of the Dead face painting.
- Small Batch Brew Festival: Customers can purchase a pass to sample their small brew beers, with a donation from the ticket going to Parkinson’s UK.
Please watch this space for further event information and dates, or visit their website.
- Type of partnership: charity of the year
- Duration: 2016
Thousands of PDC fans donated to the 'Targeting Parkinson's' fundraisers, organised by an army of almost 300 Parkinson’s UK volunteers at 19 PDC events across the UK.
As well as tournament fundraisers, generous donations came from sponsors Betway, BetVictor and William Hill, who pledged £9,000 for every 9-darter thrown at the William Hill World Championships.
The stars of the darts world got behind the partnership by donating unique sporting memorabilia and participating in a silent auction at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner – an event which alone raised £18,000 for research.
Parkinson’s UK was chosen as the PDC’s official charity partner in part thanks to our close relationship with Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011.
In September 2016, Dave took on his own personal challenge, walking 200 miles from coast to coast with the support of friends, family and Sky Sports.
Together, the generosity of the darts community raised an incredible £200,000 for research into better treatments, and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.
About the PDC
The Professional Darts Corporation is the leading professional body in the sport, with £11 million in prize money being paid out on its global circuit of tournaments.
The William Hill World Championship, held at London’s Alexandra Palace, sees 66,000 fans attend across Christmas and New Year. The 2016-17 fans at this tournament donated more than £8,700 to Parkinson’s UK.
Find out more about PDC on their website.
- Type of partnership: commercial
- Duration: 2010-ongoing
Stannah is a trusted designer and manufacturer of stairlifts. We've teamed up with them to offer our members a 10% discount on all purchases of new or reconditioned Stannah stairlifts. Parkinson's UK also receives a donation from every sale.
Stannah and Parkinson's UK are both committed to offering products that allow people with Parkinson's to live as independently as possible.
About your stairlift
- In order to tailor the stairlift exactly to your needs, Stannah will visit your home to take your measurements and those of your staircase.
- If they don't think a stairlift is suitable for you or your home, they'll let you know - you'll have no obligation to purchase.
- Stannah also have centres throughout the UK where you can try their products before you buy.
Claiming your discount
- Call Stannah's Freephone number on 0800 715 346 to arrange a visit from a friendly consultant.
- Quote your Parkinson's UK membership number and reference number 169 to activate your 10% discount.
- Type of partnership: charity partner
- Duration: April 2017-September 2018
Stonegate Pub Company (Midlands Division) is partnering with Parkinson’s UK until the end of September 2017.
We won't wait Campaign
More than 120 Midlands-based community pubs - owned by the UK’s largest independent pub company - have joined forces to raise £65,000 for the We Won’t Wait research campaign, by challenging each pub to raise £500.
The pubs decided to get on-board after a vote, as one of their colleagues shared their personal experiences as a relative of someone living with Parkinson's.
A variety of activity
From traditional pub quizzes, music festivals and sweepstakes, to an Ibiza-themed beach party (with imported sand), there will be plenty of opportunities for staff and customers to have fun, raise money and learn more about Parkinson’s UK.
Alyson Smith, Regional Fundraising Manager for the West of England adds: “Staff and customers at the Stonegate Pubs started their local events just after Parkinson’s Awareness Week, with such a variety of fundraising activities.
Regional fundraisers are meeting bar staff at cluster meetings to support them with their fundraising events, but just as importantly, giving them information on Parkinson’s UK and how they can support their customers with the condition”.
- Type of partnership: strategic partner
- Duration: 2020 - 2022
We’re thrilled that Symprove will be supporting Parkinson’s UK in a variety of ways over the next two years, from January 2020.
Symprove is a unique water-based bacteria supplement, working to support the microbiome in the gut.
The microbiome in the gut contains billions of bacteria. More and more people are becoming aware that the balance of bacteria within the gut is vitally important, and there are various ways to address an imbalance to support health and wellbeing, including bacteria-based food supplements such as Symprove.
Many people with Parkinson’s experience digestion problems, which can impact the effectiveness of medications as well as overall wellbeing. But good gut health is not just for those living with Parkinson's, it’s important for everyone. Good bacteria need to arrive in the stomach, survive the journey to the gut and thrive there.
We’re excited to be collaborating with Symprove to help Parkinson’s UK members try the supplement at a discounted price.* Members can receive a 12-week programme for £120 (RRP £158), or try a 4-week pack for £50 (RRP £79), by calling Symprove on 01252 413600 and quoting your Parkinson’s UK membership number. If you aren’t already a member of Team Parkinson's, you can join here.
The information contained above is not meant as health advice, and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. You should always consult a qualified health professional or specialist before making any changes to your diet, medications or supplement intake.
*Offer available to Parkinson’s UK members upon quoting your membership number. Valid for multiple or repeat orders. Postage and packaging is free. Orders within the UK only.