Rebecca and Katie Clephan from Banchory raised over £1,200 for Parkinson’s UK, when they ran the Great North Run on Sunday September 13.
Rebecca completed the 13.1 mile challenge in 1 hour 50 minutes, followed by Katie at 2 hours 15 minutes. They joined 356 other runners who were running for Parkinson’s UK as part of ‘Team Nurse’.
The team aims to raise a combined £150,000.]
All funds raised by Team Nurse will be used to fund new essential specialist Parkinson’s nurse posts across the UK.
The charity estimates that 17,500 people living with the condition do not currently have access to a Parkinson’s nurse who can provide help and support to people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
Paul Jackson- Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I would like to thank Rebecca and Katie for running as part of Team Nurse and I hope their experience will inspire others to sign up to the run next year.”
To register your interest in the 2016 race please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s.
It affects 127,000 people in the UK - which is around one in 500 of the population.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, for which there currently is no cure. The main symptoms of the condition are tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity.
For advice, information and support, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk.