Parkinson’s UK is hosting its Secret Supper dining event in the centre of Birmingham on Tuesday 28 April. This is the second time the charity is holding the fundraiser following the success of last year’s event.
Nine restaurants will be involved in the Secret Supper, including Gaucho, The Alchemist, and The Botanist. Guests will be visiting a different restaurant for each course, only finding out on the night where they will be dining.
Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. An estimated 145,000 people across the UK are living with Parkinson’s, including 12,300 people in the West Midlands, and every hour two more people are diagnosed. There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s including loss of mobility, tremor, pain and depression.
Barrie Smith, 62, from Birmingham, has been living with Parkinson’s for 30 years. He took part in Parkinson’s UK’s Secret Supper last year.
Barrie said: “The Secret Supper is a brilliant event that raises much-needed funds for ground-breaking, life-changing Parkinson’s research. I went last year, and it was great fun – we got to eat at the Jam House and Anderson’s in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, and both were brilliant.
“This year promises to be bigger and better! Fabulous company and fantastic food at bargain prices – why not have a great night and help people with Parkinson’s maintain hope for the future and the cure we all need?”
Parkinson’s UK is the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, and over the past 50 years have invested £93 million into researching Parkinson’s and treatments. The charity is accelerating breakthroughs in research, and the money raised from the Secret Supper will help Parkinson’s UK to find a cure.
The event starts at 5pm at The Lost and Found with welcome drinks sponsored by FRAHA PR & Marketing and Sonny’s Jewellery. Tickets cost £35 which includes a welcome drink and a three course meal. To buy tickets, or for more information, please visit Parkinson’s UK’s website: parkinsons.org.uk/secret-supper-2020