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Mark’s using laughter to fight Parkinsons

On the face of it Beeston resident Mark Wilson hasn’t got a lot to laugh about. Still in his forties he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and Charcot Marie Tooth disease.

Finding that laughter took his mind of his conditions, Mark started organising comedy nights.

“It’s not just about raising money” he said “I want people to come to the show and enjoy themselves.

“I had my 6th charity comedy event on 17 September at the Marriott Hotel. There was over 200 people and I managed to raise £2,600 to go to Parkinsons UK.

“I’ve now raised over £20,000 in two and a half years of fundraising. My next event is on 4 March 2018, again at the Marriott.”




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About the Author:

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

2 Comments on "Mark’s using laughter to fight Parkinsons"

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  1. Hi there

    If you’d ever like to fundraiser for Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, we’d be delighted! Just get in touch via In the meantime, keep up the good work!

  2. I Mark is fantastic. He helps lots of us while usimg hos time well. This helps fight depression. His own but others as well. You will be my inspiration.
    Thank you so much
    Maria Mitchell