WHATEVER the weather and wherever you are, why not gather with friends and family this summer and help raise vital funds that will help cure and support everyone affected by Parkinson's?

I'm proud to be supporting charity Parkinson's UK's Garden Gathering fundraiser, and we're calling on people to celebrate the summer their way – whether it's with tea and cake, or cocktails and a BBQ.

By holding your own Garden Gathering, you'll be raising money that could help end Parkinson's forever.

Parkinson's is a serious neurological condition and I've seen first-hand the impact it has on people.

My mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2010 and it's hugely debilitating.

But Parkinson's UK's research provides hope that one day there will be a cure, and the charity believes that scientists could now be on the verge of a major breakthrough.

Organising a Garden Gathering is easy, so please sign up for your free fundraising pack and you'll be making a huge difference to the 15,200 people living with Parkinson's in the North West.

To start planning your fun-filled summer fundraiser please visit:


Sian Lloyd, TV Broadcaster and Parkinson's UK supporter