truck pull and concert aim to help find a cure for disease
fundraising events are being planned in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
today (Saturday, September 15th) to support a Parkinson's charity.
John Thatcher, who suffers from the disease, is organising a sponsored
truck pull at The Lighthouse Inn in Burnham at 3pm in which over
40 people are already signed up to take part.
This will be followed at 7.30pm on the same day by a night of
music and comedy at
the Oak Tree Arena in Highbridge, all
in aid of the Movers and Shakers charity which wants to find a
cure for Parkinsons.
the performers who will entertain at the event are comedian Buster
and music group Ping and I, Soul Rhymaz and others.
for the music evening cost £7.50 each and are available
from Unique Hair in Burnham's College Street and Burnham Tourist
Information Centre on the seafront or online here.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "You are more likely to suffer from
Parkinsons disease or Multiple Sclerosis, which has a similar
effect, than you are from any of the many forms of cancer."
disease is a progressive, debilitating, condition with no cure
and MS is a debilitating condition with no cure. Neither of these
conditions will kill you directly, they just slowly reduce your
ability to function until you are totally reliant on others so,
in other words, you are in a living hell."
is very little public funding for research into cures for these
conditions. I am determined to fight to find a cure until I am
no longer capable of fighting and will do almost anything for
this cause. I have skydived, I have even applied to appear on
'The Cube', which relies on dexterity and reactions that I no
longer possess, in order to raise money."
with family and friends, I am fundraising for a very exciting
new trial [being carried out in Bristol], that offers great hope
of a cure
people wishing to take part, buy tickets or help at the evening
event, can contact John on 07989-241003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support John's fundraising, click here.