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Two weeks to go until annual Grouse & Grape event in aid of The Cure Parkinson's Trust

25/09/2018 News Team

Time is running out to get tickets for eighth annual Grouse & Grape Luncheon, held in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), a charity dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. 

On 9 October over 300 city professionals will gather in Spencer House, the historic 18th century aristocratic palace in London’s West End for a unique networking event which has developed a loyal and ever-growing following since its inception eight years ago. This event is generously supported by headline sponsor, CRUX Asset Management.

The Grouse & Grape Luncheon is an offshoot of another firmly established event in the City’s social calendar, the Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon, held annually at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. Grouse & Grape provides another opportunity to network in one of London’s grandest venues, while supporting vital research into Parkinson’s. 

As the name suggests, guests at the Grouse & Grape Luncheon are traditionally served seasonal grouse and fresh grapes, along with a selection of fine wines and cheeses. However, this year, due to the unexpected and unseasonal weather experienced in the UK since spring, grouse moors have seen a difficult season. The committee has therefore decided to serve partridge instead, again kindly donated from High Helbeck Estate in Cumbria who have donated grouse in the past.

“The Grouse & Grape Luncheon is a hugely fun and delicious buffet at Spencer House, the magnificent eighteenth-century former town house of the Spencer family.” said Michael Maslinski, chairman of the Grouse & Grape Committee. “This well-loved event gathers together an unrivalled group of over 330 decision-makers from the investment, wealth management and family office world. The purpose is to support the critical work of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, a lean and efficient charity which gives a high proportion of funds raised to their end cause of funding research to find a cure for the disease.”

Two people in the UK every hour are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. 145,000 people in the UK, and up to 10 million worldwide, are currently living with the condition and this figure is set to increase by nearly 20 percent by 2025. The disease is growing at a faster rate than Alzheimer’s , and people with Parkinson’s still rely on the same treatments first prescribed in the 1960s. Those treatments alleviate symptoms only: they do not cure. CPT takes a different approach; to seek a cure, and to stop, slow or reverse the devastating progression of this condition.

“CPT’s involvement with the Grouse & Grape Luncheon continues to be of great benefit to CPT and our search for a cure. The Luncheon has raised many thousands of pounds already, devoted pioneering research, but it has also put us into contact with many new friends - key decision-makers and influencers - in the financial and philanthropic communities.  Together, our ambitious goals are becoming yet more achievable, and more quickly. For this, CPT is hugely grateful to the dedicated and enthusiastic committee and all attendees of the luncheon.” Will Cook, chief executive of CPT commented.

For ticket and sponsorship queries please contact Anna MacLeod/Maisie Johnson at 0207 487 3892 or grouseandgrape@cureparkinsons.org.uk

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