In the media team we are planning our annual campaign Parkinson’s Awareness Week, which will run 20-26 April. We are looking for real life stories of people with Parkinson’s and their carers to help us highlight some of the negative reactions people with Parkinson’s can face when out in public.
Have you ever experienced negative reactions or people being rude to you in public because of your Parkinson's symptoms? Or, have you even avoided going out?
If so, we want to know how this made you feel.
You would need to be available on the week beginning 20 April and willing to talk to journalists about your experiences. Someone from Parkinson’s UK would always be available to support you with any media work you agree to undertake.
Case study work would involve:
• A chat with a member of the media team over the phone.
• Providing a photograph taken on a digital camera for us to give out to media.
• Being briefed with information and key messages on Parkinson’s Awareness Week by the Parkinson’s UK media team.
• Being willing to talk to journalists over the phone, face-to-face or even in a television studio – whatever you feel comfortable with.
You can speak to our PR team about your experience on 020 7963 9370 or email [email protected]