Still time to support ward sister’s fundraising efforts
There is still time to support the fundraising efforts of a ward sister at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Caroline Ferrari is supporting a Parkinson’s charity for a personal reason – her husband Miles has had the disease for 20 years.
She completed the Great North Run earlier this month and has already raised over £4,000 – but would love more to be added to the total before the fund closes on 22nd October.
She said: “The support has been amazing – people are so generous. I have been overwhelmed by the support from our patients, staff and friends in the hospital.
“These donations change lives.”
In three previous charity half-marathon runs she has raised money for the NNUH rheumatology department where she has been a ward sister for 23 years, but she decided to support a cause closer to home this year.
Caroline’s online fundraising page details her husband’s treatment.
It says: “In 2012 he had life enhancing brain surgery, with the insertion of a deep brain stimulator at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery in London. “This, as well as improvements in medication resulting from research funded by many organisations including Parkinson’s UK has helped slow down the inevitable decline. Unfortunately, the treatments remain imperfect and many of the worst symptoms arise as results of side effects of treatment itself.”
Two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s every hour and 4% will develop the disease under the age of 50.
“Parkinson’s is a common illness,” said Caroline. “and Parkinson’s UK makes such a different to people in so many different ways.”
To support Caroline just visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-ferrari or send a cheque made out to Caroline Ferrari to the hospital rheumatology department.