The Mayor's Charity Appeal is a registered charity which is set up to help support the Mayor’s chosen charity each year.
The Mayor for 2017/2018 is Councillor Bill Clarke, who has chosen to raise money for two charities during his mayoral year. The charities include Parkinsons UK, which provides help to people suffering with Parkinsons disease, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a charity that helps children living with Type One diabetes.
Parkinson’s UK is a charity driving better care, treatments and quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Although there’s no cure for Parkinson’s, there are many different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition.
Parkinson’s UK provides expert information on every aspect of Parkinson’s, so people affected can remain in control of their lives. The charity offers friendship and support, campaigns to change perception and raise awareness and funds to bring the day forward where nobody fears Parkinson’s.
For more information visit Parkinsons UK (external link) or @ParkinsonsUK.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes research. Their mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than £1 billion since their inception.
They collaborate with the most talented minds to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with type 1 diabetes. Their staff and volunteers around the globe are dedicated to campaigning for their vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.
For more information, please visit JDRF (external link) or @JDRFUK.
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