Organisers urge people to sign up for first ever Parkinson’s UK walk at Suffolk’s Glemham Hall

Dave Clark, champion of walking for Parkinson’s UK. Picture: PARKINSON'S UK

Dave Clark, champion of walking for Parkinsons UK. Picture: PARKINSON'S UK - Credit: Archant

People in Suffolk are being asked to pick up the pace against Parkinson's this year by taking part in a charity walk around Glemham Hall.

Glemham Hall. Picture: ARCHANT

Glemham Hall. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The event, which is coming to the grounds of the east Suffolk stately home for the first time this year, hopes to raise money in a bid to help national charity Parkinson's UK on their way to finding a cure.

Walkers can choose from a range of distances including a 1.5 mile, 3.5 mile and 5.5 mile route.

Organisers say they hope the event provides people living in the county with an opportunity to get involved in a fun and active day out while helping the charity raise awareness of the cause.

Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. He is encouraging as many people as possible to take part.

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'In 2016 I completed my own 200-mile Coast to Coast walk for Parkinson's UK, it was tough but the sense of achievement when I crossed the finish line was fantastic,' he said.

'I know not everyone can walk that far, which is why our Walk for Parkinson's at Glemham Hall, with a choice of distances, is perfect for everyone.

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'2017 is going to be our most ambitious year yet for the Walk for Parkinson's series. With every pound that we raise we get closer to a cure.

'So please join us at Glemham Hall and help us step closer to our goal of improving the lives of every person affected by Parkinson's.'

The charity is hoping to raise over £400,000 from its 32 events, so suggests walkers aim to raise at least £50.

Every penny raised from the event, being hosted on July 9, will go towards helping Parkinson's UK provide support and information for people affected by the illness. It will also help them to find better treatments, and ultimately a cure.

As well as walkers, the charity is on the look-out for volunteers to help register people at the start/finish area or to be a walk marshal.

To find out more and to sign up, visit or call 0207 963 9367.

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