Go to a party at Arta to help find a cure for Parkinson’s

Bryn Williams from Bearsden was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease three years ago. Bryn has set up a fund-raising initiative, which uses the Mr Men character Mr Jelly as its logo, and he calls himself 'Wobbly Williams' on his blog. Pictured is Bryn with wife Vicky and their daughters Ella (8) and Rebecca (6).  14th July 2010. Picture by JANE BARLOW
Bryn Williams from Bearsden was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease three years ago. Bryn has set up a fund-raising initiative, which uses the Mr Men character Mr Jelly as its logo, and he calls himself 'Wobbly Williams' on his blog. Pictured is Bryn with wife Vicky and their daughters Ella (8) and Rebecca (6). 14th July 2010. Picture by JANE BARLOW

DON’T miss out on the party of the year in the stunning surroundings of Arta in Glasgow on April 20 to raise money to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

The event in the sumptuous Canvas Room has been organised by Business Technology students at The University of the West of Scotland, to raise money for Funding Neuro, the fundraising arm of the ‘Wobbly Williams’ website, which offers hope and support to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

‘Wobbly Williams’ was set up by Bryn Williams (41) from Bearsden, who was diagnosed with the condition in September 2001 aged just 36 - and within three months he’d set up the website because he felt there was a lack of help and information online about Parkinson’s for sufferers.

Since then he and his supporters have raised £550,000 for Funding Neuro to carry out clinical trials of a drug through a variety of fundraising events including an expedition to Tanzania last year to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and the money raised from this went to Funding Neuro to carry out clinical trials of a drug.

Bryn, who lives in Roman Drive with his wife Vicky and two daughters Ella (10) and Rebecca (9) hopes that lots of people will

come along to the party and dig deep in their pockets.

He said: “It will be a great night with fantastic prizes up for grabs, games and competitions.

“Please help us to beat this terrible disease by being generous on the night - we’d really appreciate every donation however big or small.”

Tickets cost £5 and are available by contacting Chris on 07582 970264 or email Prince2fundraising@hotmail.com.

They are also holding a Wobbly Walk in June along the coast of the Isle of Man, with an excursion up Snaefell.

The plan is to arrive in Castletown on Sunday, June 9 and the following day they will walk 12 miles from there to Port Erin. On Tuesday they will walk from Port Erin to Peel (13 miles) on Wednesday from Peel to Douglas (10 miles) on Thursday participants can either climb Snaefell (or take the train up) and on Friday they will walk from Douglas to Castletown (13 miles).

To take part you will need to make your own way to the island and accommodation will be in B&Bs between £30 and £45 per night. They will pay deposits and then you settle up on the morning of departure. They will also book luggage transfers. You pay for your own food etc.

If you are interested send a cheque for £100 per person to cover deposits payable to Bryn Williams to 4 Roman Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 2QL.

WOBBLY WILLIAMS . . . Bryn with his wife Vicky and two daughters Ella (10) and Rebecca (9).