Power Up for Parkinson's

Play your favourite video game and help raise money for Parkinson's UK. Take it to the next level from the comfort of your home, whenever suits you. 

Gaming with Parkinson's

Thomas is 17, and was diagnosed with Parkinson's 2 years ago. 

He shares how gaming helps with his symptoms:

"I got my first console aged 10, and haven't stopped gaming since. It helps me relax and escape from the Parkinson’s symptoms I experience every day.

"I find it hard to socialise in real life, but the gaming community gives me the opportunity and confidence to overcome this."

Step 2: set up your gaming fundraiser 

How you stream will depend on the console you use. These links should help you get started:

We recommend using the JustGiving Gaming platform to fundraise for your event. Read this handy toolkit for loads of tips and tricks to help you smash your fundraising target.

Step 3: get the most out of your fundraising

  • Get in touch to let us know you're Powering Up for Parkinson's. We're here to support you every step of the way. You can drop us an email at [email protected] or call on 0800 138 6593
  • Share your fundraiser on social media and use #TeamParkinsons to let everyone know you're supporting our work with your stream.
  • Visit our shop and grab some Parkinson's UK branded merchandise to wear and use during your stream.
  • Chat with other Parkinson's Power Up players to share streaming tips and advice on our Discord channel.

Step 4: game responsibly

  • Take regular breaks. Every 50 to 90 minutes is recommended. Breaks should be at least 5 minutes long, but 15 to 20 minutes is ideal.
  • Make sure you keep eating and drinking while playing.
  • Be polite and respectful to other players.
  • Read more information on gaming and addiction.

Lockdown fundraising

After his Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019, Will decided to use his passion, gaming, to fundraise for Parkinson's UK:

“When my Dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I felt upset and angry. After a bit of research, I came across Parkinson’s UK and was inspired by the fantastic work they do. 

“With lockdown in full effect, I decided to do a fundraising gaming marathon with my closest friends Kieran and Jack.

“It feels great to be able to raise money for Parkinson’s UK whilst spending time with my friends virtually. I play a huge variety of games, but some of my favourites are Rocket League, FIFA and Fall Guys.”

Contact us

Get in touch by email at [email protected] or call us on 0800 138 6593.