David Cameron honours Parkinson’s patient who completed epic 215-mile walk with special award

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 17 February 2016

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has presented 55-year-old Norman Yarrow – who’s living with Parkinson’s – a ‘Point of Light’ award for successfully completing a 215-mile walk along the Southern Upland Way in Scotland. Dubbed ‘Norman’s Conquest’, the walk raised £325,000 for Parkinson’s UK and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

Mr Cameron said: “Norman has shown incredible strength and determination in his response to his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. He has not only raised a fantastic amount of money to try to find a cure, but also inspired a huge number of people to join his cause and raised awareness. I am delighted to recognise Norman as the UK’s 452nd Point of Light.”

Norman and his wife Carol, 51, set off from Portpatrick in April last year, finishing the route in 14 days.

Norman said: “I am most honoured to accept this award, and would like to thank in particular my wife Carol.”

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