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Parkinson's study needs 3000 volunteers

New study to find cure for Parkinson's Photo:

More than 125,000 people in the UK have Parkinson's and a new study's being carried out to try and find out more about the condition and hopefully in the long term, discover a cure.

Parkinson's UK is looking for 3000 volunteers to help with the research, those under 50 when diagnosed, or those who've had it in the last three years. Most of the region's main hospitals have signed up to the study. Mark Whitworth from Norwich will become one of the volunteers. He was diagnosed two years ago.

"I would like to have a cure in my lifetime, and if not in my lifetime, then hopefully it will help someone else one day."

– Mark Whitworth from Norwich