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Current fundraising by our members and friends

Branch members and supporters are setting themselves exciting challenges this year to raise funds!

Kathryn Greenwood

Successfully completed!Kathryn Greenwood

Kathy, the daughter of our members Mike and Joan Greenwood, will run the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15th April. We're hugely grateful for her efforts in raising funds for our Branch. Please sponsor her generously at her Virgin Giving page.


Kathy completed the Brighton Marathon in just over 4½ hours - a terrific achievement. Well done, and thanks! It's not too late to sponsor her…

London Marathon

Michael Truby

After a break of several years from marathon running, Michael – son of our members Peter and Rose – takes on the 2018 London Marathon on 22nd April. He has generously committed his sponsorship income to the Cure Parkinson's Trust. You can contribute at his Virgin Giving page.

Guildford Cathedral

Richard Hawes

Richard isn't going to let Parkinson's stop him climbing 249 steps to the top of Guildford Cathedral's tower and then leaping off it to abseil 160 feet down to the bottom. He claims that the stairs will be the hardest challenge, but we're not sure we agree! This event is staged by Parkinson's UK and takes place on the morning of Saturday 12th May. Contact Richard directly to sponsor him for this terrific (or maybe terrifying) effort – email

Kevin McFarthing

Kevin McFarthing

Kevin is our Research Officer who keeps us up to date with the latest in Parkinson's research, but he's swapped his library card for running shoes as he trains for the Vitality London 10k on 28th May. He will raise funds for Parkinson's UK and Cure Parkinson's Trust. You can sponsor him for this fantastic effort by visiting his fundraising page. Kevin is a veteran of the PD Warrior exercise classes that help him to keep Parkinson's under control, so we reckon that a 10k doesn't stand much chance against him!