Parkinson's Oxford and District Parkinson's UK
▲ Top of page ▲

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 under 4¾ hours - a terrific achievement and a personal best. Well done, and thanks! Her sponsorship total has now hit £2000 including Gift Aid. It's not too late to sponsor her…

London Marathon

Successfully completed!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.


Our congratulations go to Michael, who completed the London Marathon in 4:38 and raised £2700.

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!

A ROMAN marching

Jonathan Bromley

Our Chair's husband decided it's about time he did something to raise money, and he's chosen to walk the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. He expects the 84 miles of trail to take 5 days from 11th to 15th June - it will be closer to 100 miles when all the detours to overnight stops and archaeological sites are included. Please give generously at his Virgin Money Giving page - all contributions will go to the Branch.