February 2021 – Parkinsons UK (Farnborough & District Branch)

Our second charity of the year is Parkinsons UK, Farnborough & District branch.   We hope to have some event days throughout the year to showcase the work the charity do, so keep an eye on our what’s on page to see when!

On a national level Parkinsons UK is a dynamic network of expert staff, health and social care professionals, volunteers and researchers, they work together to improve life for everyone living with Parkinson’s in the UK and to bring forward better treatments and a cure.   Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition which means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.  Around 145,000 people live with Parkinson’s in the UK and it’s the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.

It’s not yet known exactly why people get Parkinson’s, but researchers think it’s a combination of age, genetic and environmental factors that cause the dopamine-producing nerve cells to die.  People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.

Locally our members come from a wide area, including Hart District, Waverley, Rushmoor and Camberley – not just Farnborough!  Your local branch has so much information available to help from questions about the work the charity do, how to get help, how to support and fundraising events just click here to find out how to get in touch!

We’re on a mission to change attitudes, support one another and find a cure.  We’re your charity, and together we’re bringing forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s.

To find out more about Parkinsons UK  click here.