Pembroke runners Team Price raise more than £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK charityA PEMBROKE family have raised more than £2,000 for the Parkinson’s UK charity by taking part in in the recent Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
The South Terrace family of four – Gary Price, 50, wife Sara, 45, and sons Pembroke School pupil Harvey, 12, and Golden Grove pupil Max, six, took part in the festival during the recent bank holiday weekend.
The family have raised funds through the Justgiving charity website at www.justgiving.com/Team-Pricey
Gary said: “We were inspired to raise money for Parkinson’s UK after losing my father John at the end of 2014 as he’d been suffering with the disease for several years and then Sara’s father, Graham, also being diagnosed with the condition. Parkinson’s UK give invaluable support and information to sufferers and their families and are working toward finding a cure. They provide an amazing service at the Hope centre in Neyland where they meet weekly, it’s something that really helps Graham and the family to manage his condition.
At the end of last year the Price family had absolute no running experience and were a typical family where dog walking, or a spot of trampolining, were their main physical activities.
“We decided change that and enter the Edinburgh Marathon Festival where they cater for all ages and abilities and is the perfect event for families,” said Gary. “Max entered the 1.5 kilometers, Harvey both the 5K and 2K, Sara in the 5K and me in the marathon. We started our training last November, completing school fun-runs and Park Runs at Colby Gardens together along the way.
“We travelled up to Edinburgh and completed our events last weekend, all doing really well in our races. More importantly we’ve been able to over £2,000 so far for Parkinson’s UK in the process and were hoping that by publicising our challenge we could increase the total even further and possibly inspire other families to do something similar, because if we can do this anybody can.”
The latest total is more than that, at £2,175 and rising, and donations are still being collected up until July 1.