Our chosen charity for 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition.
One person in every 500 has Parkinson's. That's about 127,000 people in the UK.
Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is under the age of 40.
People with Parkinson's don't have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died.
Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things.
The loss of nerve cells in the brain causes the symptoms of Parkinson's to appear.
There's currently no cure for Parkinson's and we don't yet know why people get the condition.
HQ have chosen to support this charity for 2012 and will be raising money for them by various sponsored events in 2012 . Our dress down casual Friday each week will also support our chosen charity.