Fit­ness fam­ily take on 1000km

Ayrshire Post - - Prestwick News - Abi Smil­lie

A su­per fit fam­ily have set them­selves the chal­lenge of run­ning, walk­ing, swim­ming and ski- ing 1000km to raise funds for char­ity.

The Clark fam­ily are coin­ing cash for Parkin­son’s UK after dad Ste­wart, of Prest­wick, has been liv­ing with the disease since 2008.

The team has taken part in many walks, runs and other events this year for the char­ity.

And are also look­ing to raise funds for the Ayr­shire Young Parkin­son’s Group - a sup­port group which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion, friend­ship and sup­port to Ayr­shire peo­ple with Parkin­son’s Disease, their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

Paloma Casas said: “As a fam­ily we have seen at first hand the im­pact Parkin­son’s has.

“We know how vi­tal it is that peo­ple with Parkin­son’s and their fam­i­lies get the best pos­si­ble sup­port in liv­ing with the con­di­tion.

“It’s heart- warm­ing that peo­ple con­tinue to be so gen­er­ous and we thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port.”

Jan Mat­ti­son, Wes t Scot­land Re­gional Fundraiser for Parkin­son’s UK, said: “It’s fan­tas­tic that the Clarks are go­ing again for Parkin­son’s UK.

“It’s only through the amaz­ing ef­forts of peo­ple like them and the gen­eros­ity of their sup­port­ers that we can de­liver the lo­cal ser­vices that are so im­por­tant for peo­ple af­fected by Parkin­son’s.

“We’ re par­tic­u­larly de­lighted that they are sup­port­ing our fab­u­lous new Ayr­shire Young Peo­ple with Parkin­son’s Group.

“Sup­port like this means the group can grow and pro­vide even more ac­tiv­i­ties for lo­cal folk of work­ing age who are liv­ing with Parkin­son’s.

“We thank the whole Clark fam­ily for their fan­tas­tic ef­forts.”

You can show your sup­port for the Clarks and Parkin­son’s UK by vis­it­ing www. just­giv­ing. com/ fundrais­ing/ clark- fam­ily- 2018

Fit­ness fam­ily L- R David, Paloma, Jenna, Nick, Ni­cola, Stephen, Ste­wart and Va­lerie

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