Maltese voluntary organisation Step Up for Parkinson’s recently launched an innovative crowdfunding campaign on local platform Zaar. It hopes to be able to add four more classes to its portfolio of existing activities for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.

To-date, Step Up for Parkinson’s is the only local organisation that gives free, specialised movement classes to people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The organisation is crowdfunding to raise €10,000 so it can achieve its goal.

“We need to offer even more”

The voluntary organisation started off with just eight participants in March 2017, but today can boast of 162 regulars, six classes and 11 trained teachers.

“We need to offer even more,” says SUFP founder and chairperson Natalie Muschamp. “We passionately believe that these classes should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial status. Thus, they must always remain free to the participants. We are growing rapidly, and we need to extend our service to four more locations in Malta and Gozo in order to reach more people that would benefit from our help and support.”

The funding is needed to pay teachers, as well as to cover training and administration costs. The amount would also help to keep the organisation running, and enable it to match the demand for its services.

While backers to the campaign will be supporting people who live with Parkinson’s, they will also receive one of a series of attractive rewards for their contribution.

More information and details about how to make donations to the Step Up for Parkinson’s crowdfunding campaign, as well as information about series of attractive rewards, are available online.