Charlie Appleyard – UK
Charlie lives in London UK. He has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and previously worked on phase I and II drug trials. He is now the managing director of an international recruitment company across the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the USA.
He was diagnosed with YOPD in June 2016 and has raised significant funds for Parkinson’s UK and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. He is an ambassador for the latter.
Charlie promotes the many benefits of exercise in the PD community. He is a director of Sport Parkinson’s CIC which is an organisation that promotes exercise and participation in sporting activities for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Its aim is to encourage its members and the wider Parkinson’s community to get active and take regular exercise to benefit their mental and physical health and improve their PD symptoms. It provides the PD community with events, a support network, funding and advice to encourage regular sport & exercise participation. Sport Parkinson’s CIC donates its surplus funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (www.cureparkinsons.org.uk), the charity whose sole purpose is to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s Disease.
He is also the Captain of UKYOPD FC, the UK’s Parkinson’s football team.
He is part of the organising committee of the Cure Parkinson’s Cup, the UK’s first football tournament for people with Parkinson’s on the 19th April 2020, to which people from all over the world are invited. www.cureparkinsonscup.com
Charlie is married to Claire and has two sons, Arnie and Ted.