In Chesham, each year’s Mayor chooses a charity or cause which they support during their year as Mayor.
For 2022/23, Cllr Majid Ditta will be raising funds for Parkinson’s UK, and The Elgiva is delighted to be helping with our pantomime collections.
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.
People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of the chemical dopamine in their brain because some of the nerve cells that make it have died.
Around 145,000 people live with Parkinson’s in the UK. And it’s the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
Having Parkinson’s can feel overwhelming if you don’t have the right information and support. Parkinson’s UK is here to help everyone feel in control of life with Parkinson’s.
There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition. Parkinson’s UK’s researchers are working hard to develop new and better treatments. And they are determined to develop a cure in the shortest possible time.
Parkinson’s UK is the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe. They know they’re close to major breakthroughs. By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, they get closer to a cure every day.
Until then, they’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services. Making everyone see its real impact.
Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Funded by you. Together, a cure will be found.
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