Parkinson’s UK’s Volunteer Awards

This year we celebrated so many inspiring volunteers and volunteer teams who went the extra mile for the Parkinson’s community. Find out more about the winners.

Thank you 

Since Parkinson’s UK was founded in 1969, our volunteer community have united to transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Our volunteer community continues to adapt, thrive, and overcome barriers. 

This year, we celebrated volunteers in all areas of what we do. From local groups to campaigners. From research to education volunteers. And thanks to our volunteers we reached more members of the Parkinson’s community together than ever before.


  • raised awareness of LGBTQ+ members of the community during Pride month

  • worked with research volunteers to improve race equality in Parkinson’s research

  • reached isolated people in rural areas.

Thank you to everyone who nominated an inspiring volunteer or volunteer team for a volunteer award.

And your winners are…

Please note, only winners who have given consent for their names to be shared publicly are mentioned below. If you’re a winner and are happy for your name to be shared, please fill in this consent form

Katie Puddefoot, John Carrington, Philip Thompson, Charlie Straw, Chris Coldwell, Andrew Grant, Ann Potter, Liz Greaves, Brian Carson, Ian Stuart, Rebekah Gatling, Erica King, Sue Blunden, Rebecca O'Connor, Lawrence Thomas, Steve Johns, Pam Beston, Valerie Schubert, John McFarland.

Tincy Jose Binu, Garth Ravenhill and Andrew Perkins from the Health Professionals with Parkinson's Campaigns Group.

David Mulligan, John Hinson, Gerald Bush, Karen McConnell and the rest of the World Parkinson's Day core group.

Emmett Sullivan, Jane Clifford, Liz Whelan, Louise Jones, Ellie Roberts, Barrie Smith, Nicola Honeybun, Andrew Perkins, Joe Cowie, Sue Walters, Helen Morgan, Kalpana Kanani and the rest of the Volunteer Led Education Group.

Sophie Hesdon and the rest of the winners from the Sutton, Kingston and Epsom Branch.

John Saunders, Val Smith and the rest of the Bath and District Committee.

Barrie Smith and the rest of the World Parkinson's Day Parliamentary Briefing team.

Jennifer Johns and Steve Johns from the Nottingham Branch. 

Rosie Brown and the rest of the Bucks Area Campaigns team. 

Mo Williams and the rest of the winners from the Newport Branch.

Tony Robbs and the rest of the winners from the Kettering Branch.

Get to know some of our Volunteer Award winners

Each of the winners received a Volunteer Award card, certificate and badge.

Hear about the fantastic work of a few of this year’s winners and what their award means to them.

Have your say on the Parkinson’s UK Volunteer awards

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve been able to improve the Volunteer Awards year on year. We’ll be sharing the Volunteer Awards survey with volunteers and volunteer staff contacts soon. 

If you’d like to give any feedback before then, or are not a volunteer or volunteer staff contact, please email [email protected]