World Parkinson's Day

World Parkinson’s Day takes place on 11 April every year to raise awareness of Parkinson's.

For Parkinson’s UK, World Parkinson’s Day is an opportunity to support the community. To raise their voices. To share their experiences of living with Parkinson’s. And to use our resources to back and amplify their ideas.

The co-production approach

We work with volunteers to form a decision making group. They are central to the success of this project and lead on decisions.

We make sure that we create a pace and environment that is accessible for those living with Parkinson’s. The experience of everyone involved is as important for us as our campaign outputs, if not more so.

What we did as a community in 2023

In 2023, we encouraged the Parkinson's community to share their Parkinson's story by writing poems. We also asked the community and the public to raise awareness by lighting up blue. And our local groups and communities put on a huge variety of events to mark the day. Find out more using the links below.

Get in touch

Want to get involved for 2024? Or have a question about World Parkinson's Day? We're here to help. Email us at [email protected].