Billy Connolly speaks out about his Parkinson’s in BBC documentary “When very high profile figures talk about health – people listen. It is fantastic that Sir Billy Connolly has spoken out about his Parkinson’s in BBC documentary ‘Made in Scotland’ generating much needed awareness of the condition.” Helen Matthews, Deputy CEO, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s is life changing. Parkinson’s is a debilitating condition affecting over 145,000 people in the UK alone and up to 10 million people worldwide. Each person presents with their own combination of symptoms and side effects which makes Parkinson’s a very challenging disease to treat let alone cure. Parkinson’s has multiple causes, multiple manifestations and therefore needs multiple curative solutions. At CPT we believe that we are closer than ever to new treatments. For over ten years, we have been committed to strategically funding research to find a cure for Parkinson’s once and for all. We believe that our pioneering and collaborative approach to research will one day soon, deliver treatments that for the first time will slow, stop or even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s. “It is inspiring to see Sir Billy Connolly using his charisma and larger than life personality to enhance awareness of Parkinson’s. Every hour in the UK two people are told the devastating news that they have this debilitating condition. Sir Billy’s honesty and sharing of his personal experience highlights the desperate need for more research into new treatments.” Lyndsey Isaacs, Trustee, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Re-watch the two part documentary ‘Made in Scotland’ on BBC iplayer here.