Parkinson's sufferer raises £1,400 towards finding a cure
bumper cheque for over £1,400 has this week been handed
over to a charity seeking a cure for Parkinson's disease following
a fundraising truck pull and music night in Burnham-On-Sea last
Dozens took part in the sponsored truck
pull outside The Lighthouse Inn and music night at the Oak
Tree Arena, organised by Burnham Parkinson's sufferer John Thatcher.
two events raised a total of £1,409 and John handed over
the cash to the Cure Parkinsons Trust's Charlie and Vicky Duggan
at the Lighthouse Pub.
cannot give enough thanks to all the people who inspired, assisted,
donated, participated, supported and enthused about the events.
Without them all - and my wife playing a huge part - we would
never have got this off the ground, let alone raised the money
that we did," John told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
is the support that, we are already being encouraged, mainly by
those people who were instrumental in the success of these events,
to start planning the next one."
money will be spent on clinical trials of an exciting potential
cure for Parkinson's disease which are being carried in a Bristol
hospital," said John.