Nant founding director Ken Rowlands raises £500 for Parkinson’s UK
Nant founding director Ken Rowlands has raised £500 for research and support charity Parkinson’s UK.
Ken, who established Nant in 1994 with cofounder Chris Green, took part in the charity’s Walk for Parkinson’s fundraising event in Birmingham on Saturday 22 July.
Starting and finishing in Sutton Park, walkers could choose either a two-mile or six-mile route.
Ken commented: “The event was a great opportunity to get active, chat to people who have been affected by Parkinson’s disease and raise money to fund research into better treatments and a cure.
“I have been keen to support Parkinson’s UK since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago.
“The charity provides an important support network that enables me to meet others affected by Parkinson’s. It runs local groups that offer a range of activities like walking, singing, tai chi and bowls. A group of more than 50 of us meet up every week, which I really enjoy.”
Parkinson’s UK estimates that around 145,000 people live with the condition, with 18,000 new diagnoses each year.
The charity funds groundbreaking research to find new and better treatments, provides information and support to the Parkinson’s community and works to change attitudes towards the disease and raise awareness.
Nant managing director Carl Baker commented: “Congratulations Ken on raising £500. Parkinson’s UK is a very worthwhile charity that does life-changing research and provides vital support to those affected by the disease.”
To donate to the cause, please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/donate.