Rugby shoppers raise record amount for Parkinson’s

The collection took place in the Clock Towers.
The collection took place in the Clock Towers.

Generous Rugby shoppers have helped raise a record £2,010.50 for people with Parkinson’s disease.

The Rugby branch of national charity Parkinson’s UK set up shop in Clock Towers Shopping Centre last month to raise much needed funds to support their ongoing work in the community.

It will enable the charity to continue to fund the therapeutic and social activities they provide their members as well as support the ongoing research carried out by the Parkinson’s Organisation.

The team also met several newly diagnosed people who have now joined the organisation and will continue to receive support from the Rugby-based team.

Robin Swift, centre manager at Clock Towers Shopping Centre said: “What really touched us about having Parkinson’s UK in the centre was not just the amount of money raised for such a good cause, but hearing the stories of the individuals they met. Many were just coming to terms with their diagnoses and to see how this incredible charity can help these people and comfort them in their hour of need was incomparable.”