Generosity was the keyword as Eric Johnstone raised £3,180.00 from 75 guests at a dinner in aid of CPT at Seckford Golf Club near Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

'I was overwhelmed by the manner in which most of my guests parted with their cash," said former national newspaper sports journalist Eric who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in June 2006. He added: 'One 91 year old lady, not content with paying for her £30 entry fee, counted out £100 in £10 notes for me at the end of a fabulous evening."

In addition the raffle and auction each raised £490.00 and there was a plethora of individual donations. In the auction, a bottle of port given to Eric by football legend Sir Bobby Robson - whose name was on a velvet bag housing the bottle - attracted a top bid of £150. But a six-strong syndicate of of Eric's golfing pals each put up £25 then told their host to keep the bottle!

Eric was aided by Seckford director of golf and sales Simon Jay who made sure the evening passed by without a glitch. Said Eric: "Simon is so organised and I couldn't have done it without him."

Eric Johnstone with Simon Jay (Seckford Golf Club)

The Cure Parkinson's Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank Eric for all his hard work to raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson's. If you have been inspired by Eric's fundraising and would like to host your own event, please do get in touch with Lottie or call 0207 498 3892.