Layer Marney Tower to host Parkinson’s charity event

On Friday 19th April, Colchester’s Layer Marney Tower will be hosting Running on Empty an evening event in aid of Parkinson’s Disease, with British Explorer and leading Parkinson’s campaigner Guy Deacon CBE, who last year drove 18,000 miles overland from his home in the UK to South Africa in order to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease.

book cover of Running on Empty

At the event, Guy will be interviewed by Richard Charrington to recount his incredible journey, crossing Europe and the full length of Africa, which took the former army officer and 60 year old father of two over three years to complete, see him drive 18,000 miles, across 25 countries, with five breakdowns, as well as one emergency evacuation, whilst taking 3650 prescription pills to help manage his Parkinson's.

The event on the 19th April runs from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and is open to all with tickets costing £20 with all proceeds going to support Parkinson's. Tickets are available online here: https://www.layermarneytower.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-guy-deacon-cbe/

Layer Marney Tower

Guy's incredible journey will be also released as a Documentary in July by Channel 4 (you can watch a clip of the documentary here: https://vimeo.com/721207335 - and published as a book in April. Anyone attending the event will be able to buy a copy of Guy's book "Running on Empty" after the talk, with all proceeds going to Parkinson's charities.

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