Paul Mayhew-Archer, producer and comedy writer best known for co-writing The Vicar of Dibley, has had Parkinson's for nine years. On Easter Sunday, Paul presented our BBC Radio 4 appeal.


The BBC Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly three-minute programme highlighting a charity's work and appealing for donations to support its activities.

On Easter Sunday, Paul presented the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT), raising awareness of the challenges of living with Parkinson's and the pioneering research CPT funds towards a cure.

Because of the restrictions around COVID-19, Paul kindly recorded himself for the appeal at his home using his phone. Despite the absence of the high-quality facilities of a BBC recording studio, we think he did a sterling job! Paul said:

 “I can’t help feeling that Parkinson’s is slowly but surely taking away more and more of my abilities and I wish it wasn’t. I’d really rather like a cure to be honest, and that’s why I’m supporting The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Please tune in on 12 April, share, and donate if you can. In these difficult and uncertain times The Cure Parkinson’s Trust needs your support more than ever.”

We are immensely grateful to Paul for taking the time to create such a personal message, communicating the impact of living with Parkinson’s and the confidence he has in our research.

Please help make our appeal a real success - 

Spread the word...tune in... and donate. 

The appeal aired on Easter Sunday (12 April). You can listen to the broadcast again here.

If you would like to donate, you can do so now via the red donate button above.

If you'd prefer to make a payment via a BACS bank transfer the information is:

Account name: The Cure Parkinson's Trust
Sort code: 18-00-02
Account number: 08918384

Please reference your payment with your name and 'R4'.

** Please only donate via our website and not through the BBC because your donation will go to the current charity appeal and not The Cure Parkinson's Trust **

Thank you!