On 18 November, two of the city’s longest-standing fundraising events, the Gulls' Eggs and the Grouse & Grape Luncheons joined forces to deliver a brilliant virtual event raising £60,000 in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT).

This unique event saw attendees enjoy a wonderful evening of wine and sport while supporting our pioneering Parkinson’s research. After an introduction by the Chairman of the Grouse & Grape Luncheon Committee Michael Maslinski, CPT’S CEO Will Cook reflected on the impact of COVID-19 on our research and presented an overview of our current ground-breaking clinical trials. This was followed by sports presenter Alex Payne interviewing CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE and Ambassador Iain Balshaw, on their personal involvement with the charity and our exciting upcoming fundraising events in 2021.

CPT would like to say a huge thank you to our kind sponsors, NN Investment Partners, Titanbay, T. Rowe Price, Lord Abbett, Candriam and Carmignac. We would also like to thank Garcon Wines for supplying the wine, Aberdeen Standard for kindly printing the brochure, PAM Insight for promoting the event and Hub for hosting the wonderful event.   

We are hugely grateful to the Gulls' Eggs and Grouse & Grape Committee for joining forces in support of our research this year. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on CPT's ability to fundraise, with 95% of our fundraising events being cancelled or postponed during 2020. We are so grateful to everyone who attended and supported this virtual event. Your support has helped raise vital funds and awareness of our research during these challenging times.