Bermondsey woman calls on residents to join sponsored walk in Greenwich Park in aid of Parkinsons

A Bermondsey woman is calling on residents to unite and help stop Parkinson’s for good by joining a local sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s event at Greenwich Park on July 20.

The Greenwich Walk for Parkinson’s event is one of 45 across the UK set to raise more than £600,000 for charity Parkinson’s UK’s pioneering research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition.

Mervelee Myers, 60, has signed up to take part in the walk because her father and uncle had Parkinson’s.

At this family-friendly event distances for walkers include one or five miles around the historic Greenwich Park, which is one of the eight Royal Parks, and home to the world-famous Meridian Line and Royal Observatory.

Over the past four years Walk for Parkinson’s fundraisers have raised more than £1.5 million for Parkinson’s UK’s pioneering research to find a cure – and the charity believes that scientists could now be on the verge of a major breakthrough.

The registration fee for the event is £12 for adults and £5 for under 16s, with team discounts available.

Everyone who registers will receive a free Parkinson’s UK T-shirt, fundraising pack, and at the end of the walk a finisher’s medal. Walkers should aim to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.

To sign up to the walk, or to find out more, visit: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk.

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