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Solihull residents called upon to get walking boots out in aid of Parkinson's UK

Sarah Mason 13th Aug, 2018

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to dig out their walking boots and join forces with thousands of other in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

The six mile walk starts at the National Trust’s Packwood House, with the route following the Stratford canal to the moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton on September 9.

Last year, 140 people took part in the walk at Packwood to raise £16,000 between them, and Parkinson’s UK hopes to raise even more this year.

Sky sports presenter and champion of walking for Parkinson’s UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011.

He is a keen walker himself and is encouraging people to get involved.

He said: “We want to make 2018 our biggest year yet for the Walk for Parkinson’s series.

“I’d like to invite everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to take advantage of the many different types of walks, scenic routes and distances available.

“Exercise can be really beneficial to people living with Parkinson’s. It is as important to me as my medication in helping me take control and manage my symptoms.

“So please join us at Walk for Parkinson’s at Packwood. Every step takes us closer to a cure and our goal of improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s.”

Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

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.

To find out more, or to sign up to walk or volunteer at the event, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkforparkinsons, call 020 7963 3912, or email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk

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