Donate to our Parkinson’s research campaign

Published on 9 March 2020

Parkinson’s is one of the last frontiers of medical research. Your gift will help speed up progress towards earlier diagnosis and the discovery of new treatments.

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Parkinson’s, the fastest-growing neurological disorder globally, remains a mystery to scientists all over the world. There are no diagnostic tests and people with symptoms often wait years for a diagnosis while their quality of life declines. The number of people living with Parkinson's is expected to double by 2040, and it is currently impossible to predict who will develop the condition.  

Here at Dundee, we are at the frontier of medical research into Parkinson’s and any gift you can make will drive us towards earlier diagnosis and faster treatment.   

Multi award-winning and globally recognised Professor Dario Alessi leads the team trailblazing areas of science that are key to our understanding of the genetics of Parkinson’s disease. He says:

“Your support will be transformational to furthering our progress on Parkinson's research and moving us closer to finding treatments that cure the disease. Thank you”.  

Your gift will be invested in the brightest minds and cutting-edge technologies accelerating research into diagnostic tests and treatments, further and faster.  

Imagine the frustration and distress of waiting years for a diagnosis. By making a gift you will help us answer questions that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, transforming the lives of people living with Parkinson’s worldwide. 

“The researchers at Dundee live for finding a cure. With your help, there’s a real chance to sort this disease and stop it wrecking people’s lives.”

Marc van Grieken, diagnosed in 2006

For more information on this campaign, see our Dundee Parkinson's Research pages

Ways to give

Thank you for choosing to support the Parkinson's Research Campaign. You can make a single gift now by credit or debit card by using the online form below or you can give by BACS Transfer or Direct Debit.

Single gift

BACS transfer

You can donate through your bank account by BACS Transfer - contact us for details at

Direct Debit

Thank you for choosing to support the Parkinson's Research Campaign. You can make a regular gift by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Parkinson's Campaign" from the drop-down menu).


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Campaign type Fundraising
Campaign category Medical research