Help drive change for Parkinson’s
Becoming a major donor for Parkinson’s UK is a powerful way to make a big impact. Our mission has never been more urgent. Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world. And currently there’s no cure. 1 in 37 people alive in the UK today will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime.
But we’re close to major breakthroughs. And the continued support of the philanthropic community is critical to the success of everything we do. Together we will find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Valuable supporters like you have driven incredible achievements so far. These include:
- Creating the Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech, our drug discovery and development programme. It's a groundbreaking global movement to deliver life-changing new treatments in years not decades. We use a pioneering model to drive investment in the most promising Parkinson’s research, adapting methods from business and venture capital financing to serve the needs of people with Parkinson’s. The Allan Willett Foundation made the first cornerstone gift that enabled us to fund the early projects in the Virtual Biotech portfolio.
- Funding vital support services for the Parkinson’s community, including our helpline, local advisers and Parkinson’s nurses. You’ve also helped fund Parkinson’s Connect, allowing doctors and healthcare professionals to refer people with Parkinson's directly to Parkinson’s UK and the whole network of support we can offer. The Frank Brake Charitable Trust generously created the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund to raise an incredible £1.2m for Parkinson's Connect.
How you can support us
You can become a Parkinson’s UK major donor and join a special community of like-minded people by making a gift of £5,000 or above. We would love to hear from you. To find out more please contact us.
Trusts and foundations
We're supported by trusts and foundations of all sizes, across the UK and internationally, who make a vital difference to our work. We'd love to hear from you if you're involved in one, whether as a trustee, staff member or volunteer.
"The Willett family are so proud to be associated with the groundbreaking work of the Virtual Biotech. So much hard work and commitment has gone into finding new treatments to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”
Kate Willett, President of the Trustees, The Allan Willett Foundation
''We are delighted that the Frank and Evelyn Brake Connect Fund inspired so many other donors and fundraisers. Parkinson's Connect will enable a vital new way for people with Parkinson's to access services."
The Trustees, the Frank Brake Charitable trust