Parkinson's UK

Funding groundbreaking research to find a cure

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. We’re investing £4 million a year into groundbreaking projects under the Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech to fast track treatments to market and improve life for people living with Parkinson’s

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (258197)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£60,000

Amount raised

£59,320

Donations

223

Championed by Candis Club

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. In the UK, around 145,000 people are already living with Parkinson’s and every hour, two more people are diagnosed. More than 1 million people in the UK are affected. Either by living with Parkinson’s, or as a friend, colleague, or family member of someone who is.

Solution

Parkinson’s UK is the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe. Since 1969 we’ve invested over £100 million in groundbreaking projects, generating major discoveries. We’re relentlessly chasing down a cure and are close to some major breakthroughs. That’s why we set up our Virtual Biotech, fast tracking the most promising scientific discoveries into life-changing new treatments. We’re leading the way to better treatments and together, with your support we will find a cure.

  • “A cure would mean everything, absolutely everything. Not just for me, but for my daughter and everyone who has this dreadful condition that takes a bit of you away every day.”

    — Donna

  • There’s definitely hope. There is real hope. Research is so important as it creates and builds on the bodies of knowledge we already have.

    — Clare