Proudly supporting Parkinsons UK
This year Canoe Wild are excited to support and raise money for our chosen charity, Parkinson's UK. We will be hosting a number of events throughout the season, starting with our Paddle for Parkinson's event on April 18th.
The charity has personal significance to Canoe Wild and we look forward to developing our partnership and supporting them with this and future paddle events and encourage you to do the same.
The Paddle for Parkinson's UK event will offer you and your family a fun, exciting and memorable day paddling on the beautiful River Stour just outside Canterbury, Kent. You can book a canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board and enjoy a relaxing paddle, taking in the scenery and the fantastic wildlife. The best bit being that 50% of the price of your paddle will go to the fantastic Parkinson's UK charity.
Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. In the UK around 145,000 people are living with Parkinson's. Parkinson's is what happens when brain cells, that make dopamine, start to die. This causes tremors, anxiety and pain, with roughly 2 people diagnosed every hour with the condition. Unfortunately Parkinson's gets worse over time and there is no cure. Yet. Canoe Wild hopes that by funding the right research, into the most promising treatments, we can move closer to a cure.