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Elvis Night for Parkinson’s UK


Parkinson’s UK are striving for the day when no one has to fear Parkinson’s. They are passionate about finding a cure and are improving life for everyone affected by the condition.

Horsham based “The Almost Elvis Band” hopes to raise awareness and vital funds for the local branch of Parkinson’s UK, when he leads his 8-man tribute band in a live-wired heart and soul rock ‘n’ roll show-stopping table-hopping concert in Horsham next month.

Charlotte Allen, Fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK, Horsham, said: “I was delighted when Anthony (Elvis) agreed to perform for Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s is a horrible condition, affecting every aspect of your life. One in 20 people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed under the age of 40. There is currently no cure. They say available drugs should give you 15 good years. That doesn’t sound too bad till you say it to a 40-year old!”

The Horsham branch of Parkinson’s UK describe themselves as ‘very active’. Paul Dodd, Branch Chairman, said: “we are totally dependant on donations and fund raising continues to provide much needed resources in offering weekly physio-led exercise classes, Pilates, Qi Gong, fortnightly speech therapy, monthly tango evening, discussion and companions groups and more.

“On behalf of the Branch I would also like to thank all the sponsors who donated raffle prizes and the team involved, who helped Charlotte put this event together. Special thanks to Brock Taylor, as the lead sponsors of this event. We are incredibly grateful to The Almost Elvis Band for their support and am hopeful the event will be a huge success”.

Event: Saturday 14 October from 7.30 pm, Drill Hall, Horsham. Tickets: £18 (includes one free drink), are available from the “The Almost Elvis Band’ hotline: (tel: 07393 960263), email: elvisboxoffice@btinternet.com or in person from estate agents Brock Taylor Ltd, Horsham – Lead Event Sponsors.

For more information, including how to become a member of Parkinson’s UK, whether you suffer from the condition or not, please contact Paul Dodd on 01403 266173 or email doddcp@yahoo.co,UK.

To help raise money for Parkinson’s UK, please visit parkinson’s.org.uk/events or contact Events team on 020 7963 9319. For Information and support, please contact the Parkinson’s UK free confidential helpline on 0808 800 0303. For Further information about Parkinson’s or Parkinson’s UK contact pr@parkinsons.org.uk or call the press office on 020 7963 9370.

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