Step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s in Yorkshire

Walk for Parkinson's event in 2017

3:40pm 9th January 2018
(Updated 3:47pm 9th January 2018)

People in Yorkshire are being asked to unite with thousands of others across the UK and step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s UK is launching Walk for Parkinson’s 2018 on Thursday 11th January, and the charity is inviting people of all ages and abilities to sign up to a walk near them.

Walks in Yorkshire include Calder Valley on Sunday 24th June, and returns to Ripley on Sunday 15th July.

There are shorter and longer distances to choose from, so whether you’re up for a challenging walk or a gentle stroll, there is something for everyone.

Team entries are welcome too. 

Walking and other types of exercise is particularly important for people with Parkinson’s as research shows that two and half hours of exercise a week can help slow progression of symptoms.

Exercise also has a positive impact on wellbeing and mental health.

Sky Sports Presenter and Champion of Walking for Parkinson’s UK Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011.

	 Dave Clark Walk for Parkinson's

He is a keen walker himself and is encouraging people to get involved.

He said: “We want to make 2018 our biggest year yet for the Walk for Parkinson’s series.

"I’d like to invite everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to take advantage of the many different types of walks, scenic routes and distances available.

"Exercise can be really beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s. It is as important to me as my medication in helping me take control and manage my symptoms.

“So please join us at one of our Walk for Parkinson’s in Yorkshire.

"Every step takes us closer to a cure and our goal of improving the lives of everyone affected by Parkinson’s”.

Last year’s Walk for Parkinson’s in Yorkshire saw more than 200 walkers get involved and raised £18,300.

But this year they want to go bigger!

All money raised by Walk for Parkinson’s will be used to help find better treatments, and ultimately a cure, as well as providing support and information for the 145,000 people affected by Parkinson’s across the UK.

To find out more about the walks, see 

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
tour de yorkshire

2018 Tour de Yorkshire teams revealed

20 men’s and women’s teams will be in action.

North Yorkshire police logo

North Yorkshire Police receive 'GOOD' rating

It's out-performing the average for police forces in some key-areas.

Most read
North Yorkshire Police Accident

Woman trapped in A59 crash

The road has been reopened.

Skipton Structural Collapse - Cars fall into Beck

UPDATED: Bridge collapses in Skipton

Cars have fallen into the beck.

Older article

Local shoppers raise over £6K for Harrogate Homeless

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The money raised has gone towards local charity, Harrogate Homeless Project.

Top articles

Paralypic world champion inspires Harrogate school

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Hannah Cockroft MBE also takes part in a basketball challenge against Ashville's Headmaster.

120 firefighters tackle 'massive' blaze on Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street

National: More than 120 firefighters are tackling a "massive" blaze on one of Glasgow's main shopping thoroughfares - Sauchiehall Street.

Trump threatens former VP Biden with physical violence

World: Donald Trump has threatened former vice president Joe Biden with violence, describing him as "weak, both mentally and physically".

Nick Kennedy resigns as London Irish director of rugby

Sport: Nick Kennedy has left his post as London Irish director of rugby after the club accepted his resignation.

Star Wars deleted scene: Are these the Royals you're looking for?

Showbiz: Princes William and Harry were rumoured to have been cut out of the latest Star Wars movie for being too tall for stormtroopers.

Years and Years new single all about coming out

Showbiz: Stray FM's Beth Parsons finds out more with lead singer Olly Alexander.

Want to create more word-of-mouth business?

Business: Stuart Wright Action Coach discusses the importance of building strategic business alliances within the local business community.

Fancy being a Community First Responder in Craven?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is calling for volunteers.

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Education: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

Impressive new menu reviews at local French restaurant

Food and Drink: Diners are thrilled with the dishes on offer at this Harrogate favourite.

2018 Tour de Yorkshire teams revealed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 20 men’s and women’s teams will be in action.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow all the action as 2017's Tour de Yorkshire hits the Stray FM area.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Christmas lights switch-ons near you

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Find out where you can see the festive illuminations being turned on and when across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.


A review's happening into the future of 1p and 2p coins... what do you think?