Parkinson’s sufferer takes on new challenge to raise cash for victims

AN ADVENTUROUS Parkinson’s sufferer is taking on a new challenge this week to raise money for a charity which supports fellow victims.

Robert Taylor, 61, of Hampden Park, was diagnosed with the condition four years ago and wants to do something to help Parkinson’s UK while he is still able to.

So, on Wednesday morning he will set off from Asda, where he works in Eastbourne, to walk to Asda in St Leonards and is hoping to raise £500 in the process.

He said, “It [the diagnosis] came as a blow, but what can I say? I’ve sailed the world, stood in the shadow of the Statue of Christ, climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, and taken in the views atop Sugar Loaf Mountain and Ayres Rock. I have always aimed to get the very best from life and I am not going to allow this to change; it may slow me down, but it’s not going to stop me.

“I cannot put into words the importance of Parkinson’s UK’s advice, genuine support and services, and the difference it makes to life as someone living with Parkinson’s.”

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