Doing the Great Manchester Run for Parkinson’s nurses

Run the 10K circular route around the city for a good cause...
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This year, the Morrison’s Great Manchester Run on Sunday 10 May 2015 will see a dedicated team of runners pushing themselves to the limit to raise £24,000 for Parkinson’s UK.

“…to fund much needed specialist
Parkinson’s nurses.”

These runners, who we call ‘Team Nurse’, are going the distance so that more people affected by Parkinson’s will have access to the dedicated care and support that a Parkinson’s nurse can provide.

People with access to a Parkinson’s nurse describe them as a lifeline, as they provide help and support to people with the condition and their family. However, still around 17,500 of the 127,000 people affected by Parkinson’s have no access to a nurse.

Team Nurse want to change all that, to help Parkinson’s UK achieve its ambition of 100% coverage of nurses across the UK, so that everyone living with the condition can access the invaluable services they offer.

The team will be running the 10K circular route around the city past the iconic sites of the Lowry Centre, Old Trafford, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Central.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Taking part in the Great Manchester Run is a fun and challenging way to raise vital funds to support our work to fund much needed specialist Parkinson’s nurses. We are incredibly grateful to all runners for their support.”

To join Team Nurse in the Great Manchester Run today, visit our website, call the Events Team on 020 7932 1328 or email: events@parkinsons.org.uk

Visit their website here.

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