Three celebrities sign up to be ‘Champions’ for charity Parkinson’s UK

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 1 February 2016

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Leading charity Parkinson’s UK has enlisted a trio of celebrities from the world of comedy, film and sport to front their fundraising campaigns.

The celebrity ‘Champions’ comprise of TV and film actor Enzo Cilenti, who is the Champion of Cycling, Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark, who is the Champion of Walking, while comedian Rob Deering is the Champion of Running.

All have a close personal connection to Parkinson’s disease and are long-term supporters of the charity.

Cilenti’s father is living with Parkinson’s, while Clark was himself diagnosed in 2011. Deery’s father has also been living with the condition for more than 15 years.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Dave, Rob and Enzo as our Champions in 2016. I hope their passion and commitment to fundraising encourages other people to sign up to take on their own challenge for Parkinson’s UK.”

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