Derbyshire runners raise cash for Parkinson’s UK

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Derbyshire residents took part in the gruelling Great North Run in a bid to raise cash for charity.

Richard Cartwright, 40, raised more than £500 for Parkinson’s UK, when he ran on Sunday, September 11.

Richard completed the 13.1 mile challenge in two hours and six minutes, running for his mum who had Parkinson’s.

Also running was Richard Banley, 45, who was running for a friend. He has raised £850 and finished the race in one hour and 50 minutes.

They joined more than 300 other runners who were running to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s – a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure.

Funds raised by the runners will support the work of Parkinson’s UK to help fund the essential research needed to transform the lives of people living with the condition, in years rather than decades.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I would like to thank both Richard’s for running for research into Parkinson’s and I hope their experience will inspire others.”

To register your interest in the 2017 race email your name and address to events@parkinsons.org.uk. For more visit www.parkinsons.org.uk.