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Today is World Parkinson's Day

11 April 2018

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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is today helping to promote the annual World Parkinson’s Day.

On a weekly basis, PD Kinetics, which is an advanced movement programme that incorporates both physical and cognitive activity for people with Parkinson's disease, host a one hour session in the Darwen End with participants from 1-2pm on a Wednesday afternoon. 

PD Kinetics neuroactive programmes are designed specifically for the person with Parkinson’s to help slow the progression of the disease, whilst helping with balance, strength and coordination. 

The programme is ran by Charlotte Kershaw, and each session is structured to benefit each individual and includes boxing, seated exercises, football, high intensity and resistance training.

World Parkinson’s Day was launched last year by two of the world’s leading Parkinson’s charities – Parkinson’s UK and the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) – with their aim to raise international awareness for the condition. To help raise awareness, across social media, please keep a lookout for the hashtag, #uniteforparkinsons. 

Charlotte Kershaw, founder of PD Kinetics, said: “Both I and my father Alex Stonham, a longstanding Parkinson’s UK campaigner, are proud to be part of this global campaign to throw the spotlight on people with Parkinson’s and the issues that they face living with this neurological condition. 

“We are also very excited Blackburn Rovers are pushing for promotion, not just to the Championship, but the awareness of Parkinson’s and the role exercise can play in enhancing the quality of life of those living with the condition.” 

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust chief executive officer Gary Robinson added: “We are delighted to be partners with PD Kinetics and the work Charlotte does on a weekly basis is fantastic. It is great that she can run her programme at the Community Trust’s facilities at Ewood Park that helps raise awareness for Parkinson’s and has a positive impact on many people’s lives.”

To find out more about PD Kinetics, please email charlottekershaw@hotmail.co.uk.


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