The National Garden Scheme has been supporting Parkinson’s UK since 2012, donating over £1 million in that time to help drive better care, treatments and quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s. In 2020 due to the pandemic, we donated an initial £157,500 topped up to £185,000 in early 2021.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure and affects 145,000 people in the UK. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity. Symptoms vary from person to person, so people with Parkinson’s can benefit hugely from local groups which provide support and an opportunity to share experiences with others in a similar situation.
Parkinson’s UK is the UK’s leading charity supporting those with the condition. Its mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s through cutting edge research, information, support and campaigning. For advice, information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk or call our free, confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303
Steve Ford, CEO Parkinson’s UK, said:
“Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a brain condition that turns lives upside down, leaving a future full of uncertainty. Getting the right support at the right time is crucial. That’s why we need to make sure that everyone living with Parkinson’s has access to tailored care from a team of Parkinson’s experts, so that they can life to the full.
“Now thanks to this new funding from the National Garden Scheme we’ll be able to invest in the people and projects that can help make this a reality. We are so proud to be one of the beneficiary charities of the National Garden Scheme and are looking forward to another successful year of our partnership.”