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Cookham walkers raise money to battle Parkinson's disease

A sponsored walk helped raise more than £1,000 for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease.

On Sunday, the Parkinson’s UK Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Branch hosted a sponsored walk at the Alfred Major Recreation Ground.

The event saw about 30 walkers raise £1,500 towards the cause, with some sponsorship money still to be collected.

Steve Kirby, who organised the event, said: “It was fantastic, it went really well, far better than I expected. I would have been happy to take £500.

“The atmosphere was great, people were laughing and joking.

“People generally put a lot of effort in to back the cause.”

Before the walkers got started, Steve marked out a half-mile circuit for them, with some completing 10 laps while others did one or two.

Steve also thanked the businesses who contributed prizes towards the raffle, which raised £200, as well as all the people who raised sponsorship money.

One woman who took part raised £490 herself, one third of the total takings.

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