Over 170 buildings across the UK lit up blue to encourage people to talk about Parkinson's.
Our community worked incredibly hard to encourage local attractions and iconic buildings across the UK to light up blue for Parkinson's on 11 April.
Over 170 buildings lit up, with many more kitchens, living rooms and houses too. You can see the locations that took part on our Light Up Blue for Parkinson's map.
Sam Ward, Participation and Involvement Lead at Parkinson's UK, was involved with the core group of volunteers who shaped and led our involvement in World Parkinson's Day. She said:
"World Parkinson’s Day means something to almost everyone in the Parkinson’s community. Light Up Blue for Parkinson’s has a 4 year history for World Parkinson’s Day. It originated in Scotland and then spread to Hull.
"Our volunteers spoke so passionately about what it meant to them to see buildings light up blue on previous World Parkinson’s Days. The core group couldn’t help but want to support it and see how far we could spread the idea. I think they and the community did a wonderful job."
Here are just a few of the buildings that went blue.
From across the UK...
#LerwickTownHall is lit blue tonight to raise awareness of #ParkinsonsDisease, the fastest growing neurological condition in the world #LetsTalkAboutParkinsons #Shetland #WorldParkinsonsDay #WorldParkinsonsDay2022 #LightUpBlue 💙 pic.twitter.com/kJfhwSVIn3
— Shetland Islands Council (@ShetIslandsCll) April 11, 2022
— Parkinson's UK Northern Ireland (@ParkinsonsUK_NI) April 11, 2022
We've lit up the Council House blue tonight for #WorldParkinsonsDay in support of those living with Parkinsonss and their loved ones💙@ParkinsonsUK has been spreading awareness through the medium of poetry - see some of it here: https://t.co/tx6N3OHbAB pic.twitter.com/qM9hVJtfS9
— 🏹 My Nottingham (@MyNottingham) April 11, 2022
— Swansea Council (@SwanseaCouncil) April 11, 2022
— Ulster University (@UlsterUni) April 11, 2022
— Hull City (@HullCity) April 11, 2022
— #TeamParkinsons Paul (@PJacksonClark) April 11, 2022
Tonight the #CNTower will also be lit blue for World Parkinson’s Day / Ce soir la #TourCN sera également illuminée en bleu pour la journée mondiale de la maladie de Parkinson pic.twitter.com/cfVpWkOytm
— CN Tower / Tour CN (@TourCNTower) April 11, 2022
...and back to our Head Office in London.
Fab way to end #worldparkinsonsday with an awesome small team who stayed late and lit up the building blue. Great comments from passers bye! Great start in Everton today and finish here @ParkinsonsUK pic.twitter.com/dnlTHfAXNc
— Caroline Rassell (@crassell2) April 11, 2022