Update: Parkinson's UK leads tributes to Sir Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Bannister

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PARKINSON'S UK has praised Sir Roger Bannister for revealing that he is suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Chief executive Steve Ford said: “An inspiration to so many, Sir Roger Bannister is a much-loved sporting legend and we are saddened to hear that he is being treated for Parkinson’s.

“One person every hour in the UK will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s, yet it remains a little understood condition and we applaud Sir Roger and his decision to speak publicly about his diagnosis at this stage in his long life.

“There are 127,000 people in the UK, who like Sir Roger, are living with Parkinson’s.

“Parkinson’s can be challenging to live with, and symptoms – such a slowness of movement or tremor – changing on a daily, or even hourly basis.

“Many people, with the right medication, continue to live a full and active live with Parkinson’s, but for some, it can be life changing and we hope that Sir Roger gets the support he needs to continue to live with this complex condition.

“We wish Sir Roger and his family all the best.”

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