We aim to support People with Parkinson’s (PwPs) in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our remit also extends to those who are connected to PwPs and are affected by the condition.
We provide opportunities for Branch Members and their families and friends to meet, share experiences and support each other. Also, we organise a large and varied range of events and group activities, many of which run weekly. We keep people informed through newsletters, emails, and the Branch website, as well as monthly Branch Get-togethers.
We have an Edinburgh Research Interest Group (ERIG), which provides opportunities for Branch Members with an interest in Parkinson’s research to meet, learn, discuss, work together and generally further the cause of research. Each year we run the Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lecture which attracts internationally renowned experts to inform and educate a large annual audience and to review progress in the fight against Parkinson’s. We also sometimes fund Parkinson’s UK research projects.
To do all of this, the Edinburgh Branch depends on donations and fundraising. We are incredibly grateful for donations of any amount and thank you so much for your support.
There are a number of ways that you can donate to our Branch:
Through our JustGiving page. Please remember to complete the Gift Aid Tax Declaration if applicable so that we can receive a further 25p on every £1 that you donate.
Please make any donations by cheque payable to ‘Parkinson’s UK – Edinburgh Branch’ and send to:
Weir Brown (Branch Treasurer)
9 Kingsknowe Avenue
If you are a UK Taxpayer please complete the Gift Aid Tax Declaration.
Contact Secretary on 07531 150097
Legacies are also vital in helping fund groundbreaking research to improve life for People with Parkinson’s, and for developing our Branch activities – please make sure that Edinburgh Branch is specified in your instructions. The Gift Aid form is correct as all gift tax is reclaimed through Head Office. Go to the Parkinson’s UK site for further information.