Walk for Parkinsons will be coming to Richmond Park next month and residents are invited to join the cause.

On October 13, Parkinson's UK will be walking one mile, two mile and five mile routes in the park from 10am and anyone who wants to help raise money can register and sign up on the day.

Barnes resident, 70-year-old Charlotte Tileston was diagnosed with Parkinson's earlier this year in March.

She will be taking part in the sponsored walk and will be joined by her husband David Tileston, her daughter Emma and Emma's fiancé James.

Speaking on her experience when she was given the diagnosis Mrs Tileston said: “I was very scared to learn I had Parkinson’s but I have slowly shifted my attention to what I can do now and how I can enjoy the good things I have.

"Right now, it’s not difficult for me as I am in the early stages but I will have to work to keep up this attitude.

"I am really looking forward to taking part in this walk and raising money for Parkinson’s UK, who support people like me.”

Parkinson's UK believe that one in 37 people will be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which is a neurological condition that affects people of all ages and has over 40 symptoms - some of which include tremor's, loss of mobility and dementia.

Dave Clark, Sky Sports Presenter, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011 at the age of 44.

When asked for his reasoning behind his participation of the sponsored walk Mr Clark said: “Parkinson’s UK’s pioneering research gives me hope that we will find a cure for this brutal condition, and we’re now on the verge of major research breakthroughs that could end Parkinson’s for good.

“So whatever your age or ability, please sign-up to Walk for Parkinson’s at Richmond and be part of the final push to find a cure.”