Thank you for thinking of Cure Parkinson’s at such a difficult time. Your generous support will create a legacy of hope for future generations; funding urgent work to find new treatments to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s.

Your support is enabling the world’s leading researchers to prioritise the next generation of drugs for clinical trial. Together we will conquer Parkinson’s.


It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to remembering a loved one.

This Tribute page is a space for you to reflect on and remember your loved ones. Share your memories of them here, and the joy they brought to people’s lives.

Graham Oakes

Melissa Oakes and her brother, Chris, ran the 2022 London Marathon in support of Cure Parkinson’s and the Oakes family continue to support the charity. Graham lived with Parkinson’s for over ten years before he passed away in September 2023.

“Graham was a kind, loving and courageous man, who demonstrated strength and determination every day. The memories of his words and his actions will stay in our hearts forever and will continue to give us strength when we need it most. As a family we will continue to support Cure Parkinson’s in their research to find new and improved treatments, and hopefully finding a cure in the future.”

Melissa Oakes, Graham’s Granddaughter 

Theo Pearson
Theo Pearson, looking as colourful as ever in his favourite suit

Jon Pearson and family donated to Cure Parkinson’s in memory of their late father Theo Pearson. Theo lived with Parkinson’s for over 10 years and wished for a cure to be found so that future generations could benefit.

God saw you getting weary and did what he thought best. He put His arms around you and took you home to rest. However, a light from our family is gone, a voice is still. A place is vacant in our heart, no-one can ever fill.

Jon Pearson, Cure Parkinson’s Supporter and Theo’s Son

Mr James William Simcock (Jim)

The Simcock family donated to Cure Parkinson’s in memory of James (Jim) Simcock. Jim lived with Parkinson’s for over ten years before he passed away in January 2023.

Jim was a very brave man. Even when daily tasks became challenging for him, he rarely complained. We support Cure Parkinson’s in their research to find new treatments to cure, slow or reverse progression of the disease.

Caroline Simcock, James’ Daughter

Talk to us

However you’d like to remember someone, we’re here to help. You can share your own tribute using the form below.

If you would like to include a photograph in your tribute, please contact Brogan who will be able to assist.

Other useful contacts

We understand that losing someone is an incredibly difficult and emotional thing to go through. You might find it useful to visit the Parkinson’s UK Forum or you can call their helpline on 0808 800 0303.

Befriending Network

Befriending Network offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to anyone who is socially isolated.

Carers UK

The Carers UK website has information on coping when caring ends.

Child Bereavement Network

Child Bereavement Network support for bereaved children and young people, their parents and carers.

Cruse Bereavement Network

Cruse Bereavement Network offers help to bereaved people, whatever their age, nationality or belief. Also offers free counselling services.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you have any questions about fundraising or donating in memory, or dedicating a Tribute to your loved one, please contact Leanne at 020 7487 3892.

Email Leanne