The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation


HRH Princess Michael of kent with Tracey Emini
HRH Princess Michael of Kent with Tracey Emin

Meeting of Minds Auction - 16 October 2007

In the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent raises almost half a million pounds

Les Roberts at the Eiffel Tower

Les Roberts with Parkinson's disease cycles a gruelling 200 miles Pembury to Paris

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Amazing Nurse Ellie Borrell completes the London Marathon for the Appeal.

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Patient Susan Baxter arrives back from the expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu in Borneo to raise funds for the appeal.
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Sing for Joy a community choir for people with Parkinson's disease and other chronic conditions, friends and carers held a workshop run by Carol Grimes, acclaimed jazz singer with Dorian Ford on piano. Sing for Joy meets in Kentish Town every Tuesday and welcomes referrals.  Members are also willing to help set up similar groups in other areas.
Contact Nina Temple on 020 7687 2685 for further details.

Acoustic Dreams the first of a series of concerts organised by Sue Cullen featuring Live Bands and Matteo Cocconcelli from Italy held at The Casa Club, Hope Street, Liverpool 24th March was a huge success with musicians and the audience who generously supported the appeal.

Word Theatre UK in association with Prospect magazine presented an amazing evening of short stories at the prestigous Cafe de Paris, London in support of the appeal on March 12th 2007. The atmosphere was incredible as the literary works were brought to life through the talents of Lucy Brown, Ray Panthaki, Ian Hart, Richard Schitt. Edited by Alex Linklater, Directed by Christian Banfield, Produced by Kirsty Peart with Artistic Director Cedering Fox.
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Her Majesty's Ambassador Anthony Brenton presented Amy Westall and Oksana Zabelina awards for courage and achievements in raising awareness about Dystonia in the UK and Russia. At a press conference held in the British Embassy Moscow, the Ambassador spoke proudly about the work of UK scientists behind Deep Brain Stimulation and the collaboration with Russia enabling both women to lead normal lives.

Amy Westall receiving award from Her Majesty's Ambassador Anthony Brenton Amy Westall and Oksana Zabelina prepare to address the press conference
Her Majesty's Ambassador Anthony Brenton & Amy

Amy Westall & Oksana Zabelina address press conference

Amy westall and Oksana Zabelina with posters about Deep Brain Stimulation prior to the press conference at the British Embassy

Sponsored Jumps in New Zealand
On the 10th May 2006 Daniel Wood bravely completed a sponsored jump from Auckland's spectacular Sky Tower – the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere at 630ft. The following day Hannah Pritchard showed her courage by completing a sponsored sky dive over Lake Taupo.

Daniel Wood jumps from the Sky Tower in Auckland for the appeal Hannah pritchard sky dives for the appeal over Lake Taupo
Daniel Wood
Hannah Pritchard

Belfast Blues
On 3 June 2004 Lyn Rothman invited Gabhan O'Keeffe to co-chair a royal gala, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent, of Belfast Blue's, the one woman show by Geraldine Hughes at The Soho Theatre, London.

Mo Rothman, Geraldine Hughes & HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Uri Geller & Bill Gibb
Mo Rothman, Geraldine Hughes,
HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Uri Geller & Bill Gibb
Lyn Rothman & Marguerite Littman
Lyn Rothman &
Marguerite Littman
Lyn Rothman & Ghaban O'Keefe
Lyn Rothman &
Ghaban O'Keeffe
Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles

Blackheath Harriers Marathon Run
Les Roberts, an officer of the Blackheath Harriers, who tragically had his running career cut short by Parkinson's Disease, persuaded 25 members of the club to run the 2004 London Marathon on our behalf.

Blackheath Harriers
Blackheath Harriers Team
Blackheath Harriers marathon runner
One of the Harriers
Presenting cheque to Parkinson's Appeal
Presenting the cheque
Blackheath Harriers
Watching the event


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