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Parkinson’s sufferer walks 60 mile stretch of north Norfolk for research into disease

PUBLISHED: 16:56 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:47 18 September 2018

Tim Daber with his team of supporters. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's Trust

Tim Daber with his team of supporters. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's Trust

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A Parkinson’s sufferer has raised £67,500 for a charity dedicated to researching a cure for the disease after walking a 60 mile stretch of the north Norfolk coast.

Tim Daver walked from Sea Palling to Hunstanton for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Photo: The Cure Parkinson’s TrustTim Daver walked from Sea Palling to Hunstanton for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Photo: The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

Tim Daber was approaching his 60th birthday two years ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

He resolved to walk from Sea Palling to Hunstanton for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust and named the challenge the 60/60 Coastal Walk.

Supported by friends and family, and organisations including the Hunstanton Tennis Club, throughout the four day walk, he has now raised £67,500 for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

Mr Daber, who lives in Northamptonshire said: “The kind and helpful support I received from my family and friends spurred me on to achieve my goal, but the support from people along the way was even more humbling.

He has raised £67,500 for the charity. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's TrustHe has raised £67,500 for the charity. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's Trust

“The North Norfolk coastline is not as flat as I had assumed, but the friendliness of the people we met there more than made up for that.”

He added: “I may have ended the walk but the strength of purpose this endeavour has given me, to do something about my condition, will undoubtedly lead to a new beginning.

“My family are already talking about the next project with me.”

A reception was hosted by Congham Hall near King’s Lynn, to celebrate Mr Daber’s achievements and to thank his supporters.

Congham Hall, Norfolk. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's TrustCongham Hall, Norfolk. Photo: The Cure Parkinson's Trust

Hotel owner Nicholas Dickinson said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to recognise Tim’s wonderful achievement in this way, and show our support not only for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, but for this splendid north Norfolk community effort.”

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