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Sygnature Discovery raises over £2,700 for Parkinson’s UK

Sygnature Discovery has raised £2,743 for Parkinson’s UK by holding a charity 24-hour relay race, and a Summer Party.

The fundraiser took place on 30th June and the 1st July, with the relay starting and finishing at our Nottingham office, followed by a celebratory summer party.

Over 20 runners took part in the around the clock relay event, with some running over 20k and others choosing the less popular early morning slots, and lots of other volunteers, family and friends going along to the party to celebrate runners’ achievements.

Parkinson’s UK is the leading charity driving better care, treatments and quality of life for 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.

Amy Prosser, of Sygnature Discovery decided to organise the fundraiser in aid of Parkinson’s UK to raise money to help the charity research better treatments and a cure for the condition.

Amy explained:

“We wanted to raise money to support Parkinson’s UK because it is a fantastic charity that not only supports patients with Parkinson’s but funds vital research into the condition.

Furthermore, Parkinson’s is a cause that is close to the heart of several members of staff at Sygnature with friends and family who are affected by the condition.

I’m incredibly proud of everyone who took part on the day and we smashed our fundraising target to raise over £2700 in total.”

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure and it affects 145,000 people in the UK including 121,927 in England.

Parkinson’s UK estimate that there are more than 40 symptoms of the condition.  As well as the most widely known symptom – tremor – these range from physical symptoms like muscle stiffness to depression, anxiety, hallucinations, memory problems and dementia, but Parkinson’s affects everyone differently.

Katherine Bartrop, Head of Regional Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said:

“We want to say a huge thank you for supporting Parkinson’s UK.

“Our charity is entirely dependent on donations, but every penny raised at events like this takes us a step closer to finding a cure for the condition and helps support those living with its effects.”

To find out how to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/fundraising

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