Race Night and Football Awards Ceremony

23rd June 2013

Race night and football awards ceremony hits the back of the net for Parkinson’s UK

Patrick Williams, 45, from Hanham, Bristol is busy organising a race night to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s UK. Patrick is the founder of the Bristol Inner City Advanced Development Centre who coach children to play football.

Patrick and staff at the Centre chose Parkinson’s UK as the beneficiary of the evening as local man John Coombes, 60, is living with Parkinson’s. John is the father of Under 11 player, Shaun Coombes.

Patrick explains: “Parkinson’s UK has been there every step of the way to support John and his family after he was diagnosed with the condition, which is why we wanted to help the charity.

“I don’t think people know enough about Parkinson’s, so I’m hoping that we will be able to raise awareness of the condition as well as vital funds.”

The event, which incorporates the Centre’s end of season player awards, takes place at the Cleve Rugby Club, Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol on Friday 31 May from 6.30pm – 11pm.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Hosting a race night is a great way to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK.

“As the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity we’re leading the work to find a cure, and we’re closer than ever. But our work is dependent on donations. We are incredibly grateful to Patrick and the friends of the Bristol Inner City Advanced Development Centre for their support.”

The race night will contain eight races and will begin at 8.30pm.

There will be a chance to take part in a penalty shootout and to bid on items in an auction from a bottle of champagne, beauty products and many more prizes to be confirmed.

The funds raised from the evening will be donated to local branches of Parkinson’s UK, to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s in the South West.

Admission is on the day by purchasing a raffle ticket on the door. For further information, to sponsor a race or to make a donation to Parkinson’s UK contact us.

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