Parkinson's UK selected as charity partner of Annapurna Recruitment

We're pleased to announce a new charity partnership with Annapurna Recruitment.

The multi-award winning recruitment agency, based in Borough, London and Munich, selected us as a number of staff have been affected by the condition.

Fundraising commitment

Recruitment staff aim to raise £30,000 in the first year of the partnership, boosted by a team of five employees who have signed up to run the London marathon in April 2017.

As well as committing to raising funds, Annapurna’s staff will also be sharing their expertise with our HR department to help cut costs and provide pro bono support.

Ghalib Ullah, Senior Business Development Manager at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as a partner of Annapurna Recruitment. They bring a wealth of experience in HR and recruitment, and we’re looking forward to working together throughout the partnership to improve efficiencies in all that we do.

"I’m sure the insights from Annapurna staff will be invaluable to us, as well as their fundraising efforts."

A history of support

The partnership will also build on existing donations from the company.

Annapurna founder Charlie Appleyard has a close relationship with Sky Sports Presenter Dave Clark who has been living with Parkinson’s since 2011. In September, Dave completed a 200-mile Coast to Coast walk for us, for which Annapurna Recruitment was pleased to donate £5,000 to his fundraising total.

Charlie Appleyard, Annapurna Founder and Director, had this to say: “We are delighted to have Parkinson’s UK as part of the Annapurna Giving initiative. It's a cause very close to our heart. The charity do fantastic work. Hopefully our donations will help the London helpline go from strength to strength.”

All money raised from the partnership will be used to fund a confidential helpline and support services for people affected by Parkinson’s in the London region, including a local adviser.