Roger to run two marathons in a week for charity

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Roger Hobbs will join a team of 200 plus runners aiming to raise over £300,000 for Parkinson’s UK when he runs the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

He then plans to take on the first Milton Keynes Marathon just seven days later.

Roger, who is well on the way to raising £1,000 for Parkinson’s UK, is running especially for his sister-in law who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 months ago. He said: “In Parkinson’s Awareness Week, what better way is there to get the message across about the vital research work being undertaken to find that elusive cure, than to take on the challenge of not one, but TWO marathons.”

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Parkinson’s UK is passionate about finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Taking part in the Virgin London Marathon is a fun and challenging way to raise vital funds to support our work.

“As the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity we’re leading the work to find a cure, and we’re closer than ever. But our work is totally dependent on donations.

“We are incredibly grateful to Roger, for his support and I hope his success will encourage others to sign up to one of our running events happening throughout the year.”

To find out more about Parkinson’s UK running events visit or call the events team on 020 7932 1342.

Parkinson’s UK is the new name for the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom.