Branch lottery raises £10,000 for research

Anyone over 16 can join the 200 Club

The 200 Club, our branch’s monthly lottery, reached two milestones in July 2018:

  1. Since the first draw in May 2015, our members have raised more than £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK
  2. and the lottery has paid out over £6,000 in cash prizes

Funds raised by 200 Club members go towards finding a cure and providing better care, treatments and quality of life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Using 200 Club and other branch funds raised in 2017/18, our Branch was able to support four excellent research projects:

  1. GDNF-7: a combined therapy for Parkinson’s, led by Dr Oscar Cordero Llana, University of Bristol
  2. Finding new ways to treat anxiety, led by Dr Jerome Swinny, University of Portsmouth
  3. Better drug screening – finding new uses for old drugs, led by Dr Heather Mortiboys, University of Sheffield
  4. Predicting dementia in people with Parkinson’s, led by Professor David Burn, Newcastle University.

Our aim is to grow the Club’s membership to 200 subscribers. Annually, this would mean £7,200 of funds raised for Parkinson’s UK and cash prizes of £4,800 to be won.

Please help by spreading the word about the 200 Club to increase membership.

More about the 200 Club
Read the 200 Club annual report for 2017/18