Former England Rugby captain and Patron of The Cure Parkinson's Trust (CPT), Mike Tindall and his wife, Zara, hosted celebrities including Boyzone star Ronan Keating, Liverpool FC legend Kenny Dalglish, former Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell, Champion Jockey AP McCoy, actor Jamie Dornan and his wife Amelia along with rugby's Will Greenwood and brothers Max and Thom Evans on a day which saw over 100 guests tee off from the famous Brabazon Course, Belfry Golf Club on Friday 18th May. The day of sporting fun finished with a gala dinner with singing and entertainment from Ronan Keating and Cole Page serenading the audience as they walked amongst the dinner guests. Britain's Got Talent runners up DNA also performed some superb magical mind tricks during the evening whilst a live band and disco kept guests in the party mood well into the late evening.

The day held special poignancy as the same occasion in 2017 was the last fundraising event former CPT Co-founder and President, Tom Isaacs attended before his death just 12 days later. Lyndsey, Tom's wife who spoke at the event said.....

Tom may have been small in stature, but he was huge in personality, full of charisma, humour, passion and song and it was these characteristics that helped him co-found The Cure Parkinson's Trust in 2005 and change the way the scientific and medical community perceived Parkinson's. CPT now has trials underway in the U.K and Europe and in collaboration with the Michael J Fox Foundation in the US. Later this year we will have trials beginning in Australia...And Tom of course would be loving this!                                                                                                                                                                                         

Guests were moved as they remembered Tom's huge character and enjoyment of the event last year, and they were reminded of Tom's focus and indefatigable determination when he spoke last year of his fight to find a cure for Parkinson's. Lyndsey and CEO Will Cook reported on CPT's Linked Clinical Trials global initiative and the recent Exendin trial results. They were joined by Parkinson's advocate Matt Eagles who had himself enjoyed a few rounds of golf during the day whilst promoting the work of the trust.

We are very grateful to Mike Tindall and his guests, who generously supported this wonderful day - the event raised well over £100,000.

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