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Supporter stories - health minister to raise money for Parkinson’s research at UCLH

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Lord Bethell – Minister for Innovation at the Department of Health and Social Care – will be doing ten 10km runs to raise money for UCLH Charity to support Parkinson’s research at UCLH. 

He said he wanted to do his bit to encourage public donations to medical research. Lord Bethell’s father lived with Parkinson’s Disease for many years.

Lord Bethell’s fundraising is part of an initiative called 10 for 10, which encourages everyone to get fit and donate £10 (or more!) to their local charity of choice.  Writing on his JustGiving page Lord Bethell, who lives close to UCLH, said: “Every night I hear the ambulances arriving at UCLH, across the road from my house. The sound of those sirens in the early hours really brings home the struggle faced by patients and staff.

“I've found a terrific research project. The team at UCLH are developing ways of capturing the day-to-day, hour-by-hour symptoms of Parkinson's. My Father lived with Parkinson's for many years. As those living with PD know, these diaries are absolutely critical to the accurate treatment. Bringing the latest tech to this process could deliver a huge improvement.”

Lord Bethell’s challenge is a great example of how you can do your own thing to fundraise for UCLH Charity, even in these Covid-19 restricted times.  Our fundraising team are on hand to support you if you’d like to raise money to support us, just get in touch by emailing Louise.davey@nhs.net to find out how you can make a difference.

You can keep up-to-date on Lord Bethell’s challenge by following his Twitter page or donate by going to his JustGiving page. 

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