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Walking it out for Parkinson’s disease

A GROUP of locals is taking up the challenge of raising much needed funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

Coleraine’s Rob Horsburgh and his family have teamed up David Rendell, Rick Purvis and Peter Schroder to form ‘Rob’s Gang’ to take on the 27 for Parkinson’s challenge.

The challenge will see each member of Rob’s Gang commit to walking or running each day for 27 days straight during October to support the 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s disease.

Each of the group’s members either live with Parkinson’s disease or have been seen it affect someone they are close to.

David said the group was formed after COVID-19 meant Hamilton’s Parkinson’s disease support group couldn’t meet.

“Rob has taken up the challenge of walking 27 times in October and … because the Hamilton Parkinson’s disease support group can’t meet now, I decided to join Rob’s Gang and take the challenge of running 27 times,” he said.

“We’re doing it to help support people with Parkinson’s, but there’s also a very selfish reason too.

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