East Dunbartonshire to unite for Parkinson's

Date: 

Friday, 5 April, 2019

 

Bearsden Community HubThree of East Dunbartonshire's best-known buildings are temporarily turning blue to raise awareness of World Parkinson's Day.

The Kirkintilloch Community Hub and William Patrick Library building, Milngavie Town Hall and Bearsden Community Hub will be bathed in blue light on Thursday 11 April - World Parkinson's Day.

People, groups and organisations across the UK are joining forces to 'Unite for Parkinson's' to raise awareness of the condition and change attitudes.

Parkinson’s has more than 40 symptoms, however, many are little known among the wider public and the charity has found that a lack of awareness of the condition and its symptoms can make everyday activities difficult.

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody said, "The Council is happy to lend its support to such a worthwhile cause and to be part of the conversation around Parkinson's which affects over 12,000 people across Scotland."

William Patrick LibraryJoint Council Leader Andrew Polson added, "Three of our buildings will be bathed in blue light as we 'Unite for Parkinson's' to try and increase wider understanding and awareness of what having Parkinson’s means.

"This year another 1500 people in Scotland will be diagnosed with Parkinson's and it affects people of any age."

Other Scottish landmarks which will be going blue include The Kelpies near Falkirk and Hampden Park in Glasgow.

For more information and fundraising ideas, visit https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/about-us/fundraising-scotland

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