Dance the night away for Wobbly Williams

Bryn Williams
Bryn Williams

A charity that was set up by a Bearsden man to raise cash for Parkinson’s Disease is hosting it’s first big fundraising dinner in Bearsden.

Guests will enjoy a red carpet reception with a glass of bubbly, four course dinner, musical theatre, quizzes, wacky races, a live band, charity auction, raffle and dancing.

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ event is going to be held in Bearsden Burgh Hall on Saturday, November 22 at 6.30pm for 7pm for Funding Neuro which was set up by Bryn Williams.

Bryn firstly established the Wobbly Williams website and blog after he was diagnosed with the condition in 2007, at the age of 36.

The married dad-of-two also started the charity, Funding Neuro, to support research into a possible cure for Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.

And now he is one of 30 patients taking part in a scientific trial which is being conducted by neurosurgeon Professor Steven Gill, based at Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital.

He underwent a risky operation last year which saw holes being drilled into his head so tubes could be placed in his brain.

The research aims to find out the effect of delivering the protein Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor directly into the brain through tubes.

Fifteen patients will receive a placebo while the others will be given the drug to discover whether the specially designed delivery port could help improve symptoms such as stiffness, slowness of movement and tremors.

Bryn had three detailed brain scans to take precise measurements to enable four tubes to be inserted into his brain last December in a five and a half hour operation.

Event organiser, Alan Oliver, said: “This is such a fantastic cause, everyone really admires Bryn for everything he’s doing to help others with Parkinson’s.

“This event will give local people a chance to support the outstanding work Bryn and his team are doing.

“We promise this night will be like no other you have ever been to!”

Tickets are £35 each and can be bought in batches of four or more or you can take a complete table of 10 (£350).

To book email Alan Oliver (alan@aroprint.co.uk), around seven tables are still available, so get in touch as soon as possible.