ASHES WINNER Matthew Hoggard will team up with another of Leicestershire’s cricket legends Paul Nixon to raise awareness in the Asian community of the fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease at a Christmas fund-raiser early next month.

Hoggard and Nixon, both former England players and captains of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, will be special guests at the Bond Adams Christmas Drinks Reception in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust at The Curve on Tuesday 3rd December at the Curve Theatre.

Leicester solicitors Bond Adams have pledged their support to the Trust and this will add even greater significance to an annual festive celebration when they say a big ‘thank you’ to the company’s clients from across the region.

The full-service law firm wanted to make the occasion an extra special one by giving something back to the community and considered The Cure Parkinson’s Trust an ideal way of achieving that objective and raise awareness of the disease to the Asian communities.

The firm commented

We attach great importance to our work in the local community and have enjoyed an association with cricket as part of that commitment so it seemed only natural to engage two legends of Leicestershire cricket to head up a celebratory event for the business whilst raising awareness and funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.  Interest in Cricket is at a high with the Ashes right now and we are delighted Paul and Matthew have agreed to give their wholehearted support to this occasion. What better way to celebrate another successful year for the company with our clients and customers than to help such a worthwhile cause.

Bond Adams

As a Patron of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Nixon has long been an active supporter, helping to raise funds as well as the profile of the cause.

I’ve always considered myself very fortunate that cricket has given me so many wonderful opportunities in life, so I’ve tried to give something back by supporting some fantastic and worthwhile charities such as this one. Every pound, indeed every penny raised for the Trust brings a cure for Parkinson’s Disease that little bit closer, so I am sure this event will help to make a difference, especially if we can also heighten awareness of what it is all about.

Paul Nixon
Fund-raising for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust will be boosted by a number of “money can’t buy” auction items notably tickets for the eagerly-anticipated First Test Match of the England-India series at Trent Bridge next summer with a signed bat from Nixon and Hoggard, a round of golf with Nixon and Hoggard or Darren Gough to name just two.

We are continuing to make excellent progress towards a breakthrough in Parkinson’s and the continuing support of our friends in Leicester is hugely important to us. We are delighted that the Trust is to be the beneficiary. We have had a strong link with Leicester from the outset as one of our co-founders; Sir David Jones was CEO and Chairman of Next Plc...This link has continued through support from Paul Nixon, the ex-Leicestershire cricket captain, who is one of our Patrons.
Tom Isaacs, President and Co-Founder of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust