15th May 2019

More than 550 wealth management professionals gather for 31st Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon, raising over £95,000 (net) for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

On 14th May, more than 550 of the City’s leading wealth management professionals gathered in the historic Merchant Taylors’ Hall for the 31st annual Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon.  For the fourth year running, this unique networking event was held in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), and over £95,000 (net) was raised for the charity. The event was generously supported by headline sponsor CRUX Asset Management.

The Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon is a firmly established event in the City’s social calendar, and has developed a loyal following since its inception 31 years ago. Guests were served ethically sourced gulls’ eggs as well as traditional accompaniments, including smoked salmon and a selection of cheeses.

Guests were joined by best-selling author Joanna Trollope, OBE and The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss, CBE who both recently became patrons of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

Rupert Phelps, Chairman of the Gulls’ Eggs Committee commented: “We are very grateful for the wide and substantial support that this crucial event in aid of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has received. It is wonderful to see both perennial supporters now joined by newer faces coming every year. In addition to really strong attendance, the sponsors and advertisers have come together to make a truly significant contribution to the critical research work of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.”

The funds raised for CPT will be directed towards vital research into new treatments to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s disease. Around 145,000 people in the UK are living with Parkinson’s, and it is predicted that one in 37 people will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in their lifetime. CPT funds innovative research around the world which is dedicated to finding new treatments that can slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.

The Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon will be held next year on 12th May. For all sponsorship queries please contact Sarah Gibling on 020 7487 3892 or email gulls.eggs@cureparkinsons.org.uk


Notes to editors:

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) has one bold aim – to cure Parkinson’s. Further information at www.cureparkinsons.org.uk

Press enquiries: Rachel Cunniffe, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust - rachel@cureparkinsons.org.uk or 01923 779555

   The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1111816) and Scotland (SCO44368).

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