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.


Please support your local paper by making a donation

 

 

Cheques should be made payable to “MSI Media Limited” and sent by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online. Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Get the latest local news delivered every week!

For information on having our paper delivered to your door click here or to join our emailing list click here and we’ll send you an email every time we publish our latest e-edition”

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *