Former Scotland and British Lions captain Gavin Hastings (above) presented The Cure Parkinson's Trust's (CPT) BBC Lifeline Appeal (a monthly charity appeal programme) which was broadcast on BBC One on Sunday 19th March and repeated on BBC two Wednesday 22nd March. Gavin’s wife Diane was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003 when their children were very young and Diane herself was still under 40.

The appeal film includes interviews with dedicated CPT supporters and people living with Parkinson’s, Rachel Gibson and David Sangster, and reveals the significant impact their diagnoses had on every aspect of their lives.

Filming Professor Tom Foltynie (left) with Rachel Gibson for the BBC Lifeline appeal at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neuroscience

David Sangster (above left) filmed at home, appears in the BBC Lifeline Appeal film

Neurologist Professor Tom Foltynie (pictured top left) who has led a CPT-funded trial of a diabetic treatment within the Linked Clinical Trials programme, speaks about why he is both passionate and optimistic about the cutting-edge treatments being funded by CPT.

The appeal highlights the innovative work that The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is undertaking and the urgent need to fund more research to find a cure.

**Thank you to everyone who has tuned in and supported us so far** If you missed the broadcasts, you can catch up with the appeal film on BBC i-player by visiting BBC Lifeline Appeal CPT.