“The Cure Parkinson’s Cup is the flagship tournament on the football fives circuit and one of the world’s leading Parkinson’s participation sporting events. This important and exciting partnership enables Cure Parkinson’s Trust to continue to fund cutting-edge science focused on finding a way to slow, stop or even reverse this condition”.
Director of Fundraising & Marketing
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
In 2020, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust were appointed the Cure Parkinson’s Cup inaugural Official Charity for the Fives. A leading Parkinson’s charity, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust funds inspiration scientists and innovative research to find treatments that will slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was set up in 2005 by four people living with Parkinson’s, to address the lack of innovation in Parkinson’s research over the past 50 years. It is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
Sport Parkinson’s CIC is an organisation that promotes exercise and participation in sporting activities for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Its aim is to encourage its members and the wider Parkinson’s community to get active and take regular exercise to benefit their mental and physical health and improve their PD symptoms. It provides the PD community with events, a support network, funding and advice to encourage regular sport & exercise participation.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative condition caused by dopamine neurons in the brain dying. The stereotypical view of Parkinson’s is shaking, but this disease can also be painful, can affect speech and sleep, cause depression, fatigue and cognitive decline. There are 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s in the UK and it is estimated that 1 in every 37 people will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, yet people living with Parkinson’s still rely on the same medication that was first prescribed in the 1960s. These treatments can provide temporary symptom relief, but they do nothing to stop the relentless and inevitable progression of Parkinson’s and they can have challenging side effects.
Funds raised throughout the event will be split between The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and Sport Parkinson’s CIC Exercise Matters Programme.
REGISTER AS A PLAYER
You can register as an individual player.
Individuals will be grouped into teams based on geographical location, to allowplayers to connect and train ahead of the day.
REGISTER A TEAM
If you are part of a team already you can register your team (minimum six players). Teams can be formed of players of all abilities, any degree of Parkinson’s symptoms, any age, any gender, and any level of fitness.
REGISTER AS A SPONSOR
We are always looking for sponsors and partners to support The Cure Parkinson’s Cup to raise funds for the Sport Parkinson’s CIC “Exercise Matters” campaign, the costs of the tournament and/or supporting The Cure Parkinson’s Trust in their work to help fund potentially life-changing research. Please register and one of our representatives would be happy to discuss options and packages with you.
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