(Pictured above from left: CPT's Deputy CEO Helen Matthews, Trustee Peter Berners-Price, Joanna Trollope OBE and Patron Shelagh Nichols)

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is thrilled to announce the best-selling author Joanna Trollope as a new Patron. Joanna looks forward to supporting CPT - she has experienced the life-changing effects of Parkinson’s first-hand as her nephew was diagnosed with the condition at just 27.

Joanna, born in Gloucestershire, has been writing for over thirty years and is the author of twenty-one enormously successful novels including The Choir, The Rector’s Wife, City of Friends and most recently, An Unsuitable Match. As one of Britain’s most loved authors she was awarded an OBE in 1996, and she is involved with a number of literary, educational and health sector charities.

Joanna said:

"I’m really happy to be supporting The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Most of us think of Parkinson’s as being an old person’s disease and it’s absolutely not."

Will Cook, CEO of CPT said:

“It is great news for the charity and our search for a cure that Joanna has agreed to become a Patron of the charity. As our investment into ground-breaking research becomes more widely known, CPT is going from strength to strength. Joanna’s involvement is very welcome and we look forward to working with her.”