MPs show their support for Parkinson's Is

Earlier this week over 60 MPs showed their support for improving understanding of Parkinson's.

Ahead of World Parkinson’s Day (11 April) we held an event where MPs came along to hear about our new campaign Parkinson's Is and how they could support it and our work in their area.

Many MPs were shocked to hear about the variety of symptoms people with Parkinson's experience (rigidity, freezing, anxiety and depression) and that the condition can also affect younger people.

We encouraged MPs to share our campaign and find out more about Parkinson's UK's activities and services in their area.

Laura Cockram, head of policy and campaigns commented: "Thanks to our fantastic supporters asking their MPs to attend our event, 66 MPs and Baroness Gale, a long-time advocate for Parkinson's in parliament, came along to show their support.

"I was pleased that so many MPs committed to promoting our latest campaign, to find out more about Parkinson's and how they can support people living with the condition in their area."

Play your part

If you'd like to improve understanding of the condition please share our Parkinson's Is campaign from 11 April on social media. See our information on how you can get involved.

You can also sign up to become a member of our Campaigns Network, you'll get updates on our campaigns with information on how you can take action to improve life for people with the condition.