On Friday 28th September 2014 Earl Spencer hosted a reception and talk at Althorp to help The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), with the aim of raising upwards of £8,000 to contribute towards cutting edge research into Parkinson’s Disease. He will be talking about his bestselling book Killers of the King, which tells the fascinating story of the men who dared to execute Charles I.

Earl Spencer will open the doors of Althorp to 150 guests of the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Committee of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. He will be signing copies of Killers of the King and donate all proceeds from book sales on the evening equally to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, and to Whole Child UK (a charity which helps improve conditions for orphans in the Developing World).

Mrs Penelope Escombe, CPT Committee Member said: “Lord Spencer has been so incredibly generous in opening Althorp for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, a cause that is so close to all of us involved. In the last two years with the help of wonderful supporters such as Lord Spencer, the Saunders Watson and Brudenell families, the Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Committee has raised over £125,000 for trials into new treatments to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.”

“The Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Committee has been incredible in supporting The Cure Parkinson’s Trust drive towards a cure for this horrible neurological condition that affects at least 127,000 people in the UK alone. CPT’s vision is to leave no stone unturned in our quest to slow, stop and reverse this crippling disease,” added Sam Hatfield, CEO, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

Earl Spencer said: “Cure Parkinson’s fights Parkinson’s Disease – something that has touched my family and friends. It’s a privilege to donate an evening at Althorp to the charity, and I pray we raise a significant sum for this great cause.”