Meet our corporate partners

We'd like to thank all of our existing and previous partners for supporting us. We couldn't do our vital work without you.

Annapurna Recruitment

  • Type of partnership: charity partner
  • Duration: 2016-ongoing

Annapurna Recruitment has chosen to support Parkinson's UK as one of their charity partners.

Based in London and Munich, Annapurna is a recruitment service aiming to be the world's leading responsible search firm.

Aiming to raise £30,000

Annapurna will be aiming to make the first year of the partnership count, raising £30,000 for Parkinson’s UK, with the London Marathon set to be the highlight of 2017. Five runners from Annapurna will take on the challenge of beating last year’s total of almost £22,000.

Alongside fundraising, Annapurna will be utilising their recruitment expertise to help cut costs and provide pro bono support to our HR department.

Building on support from 2016

The partnership builds on previous donations from Annapurna, with £5,000 donated to Sky Sports Presenter Dave Clark's Coast to Coast challenge. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011, and in September 2016 completed the 200-mile walk.

Charlie Appleyard, founder and director, and friend of Dave Clark, tells us more: "We are delighted to have Parkinson's UK as part of the Annapurna Giving initiative. It's a cause very close to our heart. The charity do fantastic work.”

Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)

  • Type of partnership: longstanding corporate partner
  • Duration: 2008-ongoing

The Association for Public Service Excellence has been a loyal supporter of Parkinson's UK since 2008.

A not-for-profit organisation, APSE is dedicated to promoting excellence in the delivery of services to local communities, including school meals, parks and housing and building maintenance.

APSE brings together some 23,000 officers and councillors across 300 local authorities in the UK, raising money through events, awards and charity dinners.

Raising an incredible total

As of May 2017, APSE had raised an impressive £45,000 for Parkinson’s UK. We're thrilled that APSE are so committed to supporting us, and dedicated to ensuring that no one has to face Parkinson's alone.

Credit Suisse

  • Type of partnership: charity of the year
  • Duration: 2014

Parkinson's UK was the Credit Suisse Charity of the Year partner in 2014, raising a record-breaking £1.2million.

In a 12-year history of Credit Suisse Charity of the Year partnerships, Parkinson's UK was the first to raise in excess of £1million. The legacy of our partnership is the funding of:

  • groundbreaking research as part of the world's most detailed study of Parkinson's dementia to help future generations
  • Parkinson's nurses who provide specialist care to thousands of people with Parkinson's
  • the London Information Support Service, providing a vital lifeline to people affected by Parkinson's in the London area. This includes contributing to the funding of our confidential helpline (0808 800 0303), promoting and supporting information and support workers (now Parkinson's local advisers), and providing people with Parkinson's with free, up-to-date information resources and publications about the condition

Our relationship with Credit Suisse continues as we work together to:

  • continue to provide one-to-one support for Credit Suisse employees affected by Parkinson's
  • engage Credit Suisse employees with Parkinson's UK volunteering opportunities
  • use Credit Suisse expertise to provide advice and consultancy for future Parkinson's UK corporate fundraising opportunities
  • mutually provide staff training opportunities
  • provide Parkinson's UK speakers for Credit Suisse events
  • provide Credit Suisse employees with the opportunity to visit research facilities

Domino's

  • Type of partnership: charity of the year
  • Duration: April 2017-April 2018

Domino's franchise, Full House Restaurants Holdings Limited, will be partnering with us until April 2018.

The UK-wide franchise of 43 pizza restaurants is owned by John Shedden, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2016, aged 69. John and his team of 2,000 staff aim to raise £100,000 for our We Won’t Wait research campaign by donating a percentage of sales from a charity pizza.

From 24 April 2017, every menu sent from one of John's Domino's stores will promote the campaign, with 50p from a large, 30p from a medium and 15p from a small Deluxe pizza being donated to Parkinson's UK.

FIND YOUR NEAREST STORE

Check out your local store's Facebook page – stop in to order your Deluxe pizza and maybe write a thank you on your store's Facebook wall for supporting Parkinson's UK.

easyHotel

  • Type of partnership: Charity of the Year
  • Duration: November 2017 – 2019

We're delighted that easyHotel has selected Parkinson’s UK as its first ever Charity of the Year. Our partnership will run until November 2019.

The money raised by easyHotel employees, and by optional donations from guests when booking rooms online, will help fund the work of Parkinson’s UK’s free confidential helpline and its network of local advisers. The helpline deals with thousands of calls every year, providing advice and information for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.

Vicky Pizer, an Executive Assistant at easyHotel, whose late step-father had Parkinson’s, championed Parkinson’s UK’s successful bid. 

“Because we’d never heard of Parkinson’s UK, my family didn’t know that help was available and ultimately the toll of my step-dad’s illness tore our family apart.

“Nobody should have to go through Parkinson’s without the support they need, which is why I’m so proud that easyHotel employees voted to support this amazing charity.

“I hope that the money we raise will help Parkinson’s UK reach more families like ours when they need them most."

easyHotel operates a total of 26 hotels around the UK and Europe. To book your next stay please visit www.easyhotel.com
 

National Garden Scheme

  • Type of partnership: charity partner
  • Duration: 2013-ongoing

We're delighted to be a beneficiary of the National Garden Scheme, a charity that raises funds by opening gardens to the public.

Every year more than 3,700 inspiring gardens across England and Wales are opened, attracting over 500,000 visitors. Since its creation in 1927, the scheme has given more than £50 million to nursing and caring charities.

We're honoured to be the first guest charity in their 90 year history to become a permanent partner.

To date, our partnership has raised an incredible £772,000* to provide vital care to some of the 145,000 people living with Parkinson's in the UK.

Find out more about our partnership.

*This includes matched giving provided by Parkinson's UK donor, The Monument Trust.

Pitt Cue

  • Type of partnership: charity partner
  • Duration: November 2017 - 2018

Pitt Cue, a city-based restaurant famous for its barbequed and smoked mangalizta pig, is encouraging people to Pig Out for Parkinson’s. The restaurant is raising money for Parkinson’s UK from November 2017 till February 2018 by adding a £1 donation onto customer’s bills.

In 2018 they are also holding two events in aid of Parkinson’s UK:

  • Halloween Day of the Dead Mezcal Festival:  To experience this carnival of the macabre, customers purchase a ticket with proceeds going to Parkinson’s UK and enjoy a mezcals flight, one-off mezcal cocktails, a whole roast pig and Day of the Dead face painting.
  • Small Batch Brew Festival: Customers can purchase a pass to sample their small brew beers, with a donation from the ticket going to Parkinson’s UK.

Please watch this space for further event information and dates, or visit their website.

Professional Darts Corporation (PDC)

  • Type of partnership: charity of the year
  • Duration: 2016

In 2016 we joined forces with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) for a year-long partnership with the aim of raising vital funds for research into a cure for Parkinson's

Thousands of PDC fans donated to the 'Targeting Parkinson's' fundraisers, organised by an army of almost 300 Parkinson’s UK volunteers at 19 PDC events across the UK.

As well as tournament fundraisers, generous donations came from sponsors Betway, BetVictor and William Hill, who pledged £9,000 for every 9-darter thrown at the William Hill World Championships.

The stars of the darts world got behind the partnership by donating unique sporting memorabilia and participating in a silent auction at the PDC Annual Awards Dinner – an event which alone raised £18,000 for research.

Parkinson’s UK was chosen as the PDC’s official charity partner in part thanks to our close relationship with Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011.

In September 2016, Dave took on his own personal challenge, walking 200 miles from coast to coast with the support of friends, family and Sky Sports.

Together, the generosity of the darts community raised an incredible £200,000 for research into better treatments, and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.

About the PDC

The Professional Darts Corporation is the leading professional body in the sport, with £11 million in prize money being paid out on its global circuit of tournaments.

The William Hill World Championship, held at London’s Alexandra Palace, sees 66,000 fans attend across Christmas and New Year. The 2016-17 fans at this tournament donated more than £8,700 to Parkinson’s UK.

Find out more about PDC on their website.

Stannah

  • Type of partnership: commercial 
  • Duration: 2010-ongoing

Stannah is a trusted designer and manufacturer of stairlifts. We've teamed up with them to offer our members a 10% discount on all purchases of new or reconditioned Stannah stairlifts. Parkinson's UK also receives a donation from every sale.

Stannah and Parkinson's UK are both committed to offering products that allow people with Parkinson's to live as independently as possible.

About your stairlift

  • In order to tailor the stairlift exactly to your needs, Stannah will visit your home to take your measurements and those of your staircase.
  • If they don't think a stairlift is suitable for you or your home, they'll let you know - you'll have no obligation to purchase.
  • Stannah also have centres throughout the UK where you can try their products before you buy.

Claiming your discount

  • Call Stannah's Freephone number on 0800 715 346 to arrange a visit from a friendly consultant.
  • Quote your Parkinson's UK membership number and reference number 169 to activate your 10% discount.

Stonegate Pub Company (Midlands division)

  • Type of partnership: charity partner
  • Duration: April 2017-September 2018

Stonegate Pub Company (Midlands Division) is partnering with Parkinson’s UK until the end of September 2017.

We won't wait Campaign

More than 120 Midlands-based community pubs - owned by the UK’s largest independent pub company - have joined forces to raise £65,000 for the We Won’t Wait research campaign, by challenging each pub to raise £500.

The pubs decided to get on-board after a vote, as one of their colleagues shared their personal experiences as a relative of someone living with Parkinson's.

A variety of activity

From traditional pub quizzes, music festivals and sweepstakes, to an Ibiza-themed beach party (with imported sand), there will be plenty of opportunities for staff and customers to have fun, raise money and learn more about Parkinson’s UK.

Alyson Smith, Regional Fundraising Manager for the West of England adds: “Staff and customers at the Stonegate Pubs started their local events just after Parkinson’s Awareness Week, with such a variety of fundraising activities.

Regional fundraisers are meeting bar staff at cluster meetings to support them with their fundraising events, but just as importantly, giving them information on Parkinson’s UK and how they can support their customers with the condition”.

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