fundraising

Steve has completed a number of personal challenges along with friends and colleagues. With generous support & donations from family, friends and colleagues over £10,000 has been raised for Parkinson’s UK collectively by the participants.

Visit my Just Giving Page – www.justgiving.com/Steadyhandsteve Or text SHST99 £amount to 70070

February 2013 – trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro with good friend Darren raising £7,926

September 2013 – completed the Robin Hood half-marathon with good friend Russ raising £1,063

October 2013 – completed the Spooky Sprint with work colleagues who between them raised £1,020

June 2014 – was a member of a team that raised over £3,600 for three charities through completing the National 3-Peaks challenge – I personally completed 2 of 3!

November 2014 – completed the Spooky Sprint again with more work colleagues and together we raised over £1,300

All of these physical challenges helped me to focus on maintaining regular activity, mainly running, which I believe is an important part of my symptom management. It is also driven from inside me to not let Parkinson’s beat me!  I’m really proud to say that I was in top 1% of fundraisers on Just Giving in 2013!

A good level of fitness and cardiovascular workout is important for anyone.  For someone with Parkinson’s it helps maintain flexibility and muscle strength and possibly plays an even more important role in mental well-being.  The non-motor symptoms and effects of Parkinson’s are much less talked about or understood but can have a massive impact on an individual and those around them.

You can give directly to Parkinson’s UK the Parkinson’s support and research charity.  For more than 40 years they’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

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