About our chosen charity
Monkton Elm Garden Centre is proud to support Parkinson’s UK as our chosen Charity of the Year.
Parkinson’s is a progressive long term degenerative disease. Around 145,000 people live with Parkinson’s in the UK. It is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s, the 3 main symptoms are – tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness) – However, there are many other unseen symptoms. At the present moment there is no cure.
Parkinson’s UK is dependent on donations to help its research into finding life changing treatments and a cure for this debilitating disease.
Not enough people understand Parkinson’s disease and with your support, our fundraising activities will help Parkinson’s UK:
. Raise awareness of this condition
- Accelerate breakthroughs in research
- Provide better support, every day
A special place in our hearts…
As an independent family business our mother, Luella Bellman, co founder of Monkton Elm Garden Centre, suffered with Parkinsons for over 20 years. We were able to see first hand the amazing work of Parkinson’s UK and are hugely appreciative of all the support they gave her and our father.
Here at Monkton Elm we would like to give something back to Parkinson’s. We hope to raise as much awareness as we can to help continue and support their research into finding a cure for this disease.
As such, we will be running a calendar of regular fund-raising events throughout the year and will also have great opportunities for our customers to find out more about Parkinsons at events throughout the year.
Parkinson’s Charity Sky Dive
Mike and Heather (two of our directors) will be doing a charity Sky Dive in support of Parkinson’s UK on the 25th June from Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon.
Heather’s mum and co-founder of Monkton Elm, Luella, suffered from Parkinson’s for over 20 years. In her memory Mike and Heather are doing this to help raise much needed awareness and funds to support ongoing research into finding a cure.
And much, much more to be announced soon…
- As a business we’ve set ourselves a target of £5,000 raised for Parkinsons UK, we will be updating our customers on just how we intend to reach this goal, be it through a range of staff lead challenges, instore events and customer lead activities instore.
- Please keep an eye on our website and social media accounts in the coming weeks for more information.