Step up to Walk for Parkinson's in Northern Ireland

Broadcaster Claire McCollum calls for people to get involved in events at Lagan Towpath and Antrim Castle.

Northern Irish broadcaster, Claire McCollum, whose dad, Sam McCollum, has Parkinson's, is encouraging people to sign up to a walk to raise money for Parkinson's UK. Claire did the walk with her dad, mum and sister at Antrim Castle last year. She said: 

"As someone whose family has been affected by Parkinson's, I have seen first-hand that it's a condition that can take so much from those living with it.

"The money raised from the Walk for Parkinson's events funds Parkinson's UK's pioneering research - and we're now on the verge of major breakthroughs that could end Parkinson's for good.

"So whatever your age, ability, or fitness level, please sign up to a walk in Northern Ireland and be part of the final push to find a cure."

Walk Locations

  • Lagan Towpath, Belfast, on 9 June
  • Antrim Castle on 29 September 

To find out more about the walks, and to sign up to one near you, visit