6th Day of Advent A huge THANK YOU - To all the individual fundraisers who have taken on all sorts of interesting and challenging fundraising activities throughout the year in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. We’ll be looking back on your amazing achievements over the year, so here’s a few to start us off. On the 9th March, Ben Peele took part in Vertical Rush. The vertigo inducing challenge sees competitors running up all 42 floors of one of London’s tallest sky scrapers – Tower 42! Ben was the 8th fastest male to complete the challenge with an amazing time of 6 mins 23 seconds. Phil Kelly convinced 18 of his family and friends to join him for the Dudley Borough Trail on the 30th April! They took on the 9 mile hiking challenge all supporting our research in their CPT T-shirts. In April, Eric Johnson held a fundraising dinner for 75 guests at the Seckford Golf Club in Suffolk raising a brilliant £3180 for CPT. The evening included a raffle and auction which saw a bottle of port, given to Eric by football legend Sir Bobby Robson, attract a top bid of £150! Seeing the devastating effect that Parkinson’s had on her grandfather, 11 year old Izzy King decided to embark on a brilliant 5 mile sponsored walk in June. She raised over £2,000 for CPT and received the prestigious Ward & Partners ‘Young Fundraiser of the Year’ award. Congratulations Izzy! At the beginning of December Louisa Platt held a fantastic charity Christmas fair with friends and family in support of CPT selling Christmas gifts, tea, cake and an amazing 967 raffle tickets! The stall holders who took part in the festive day donated 10% of their sales and together the fair raised £3000 for our research.