Seacroft Grange Resident Wins Yorkshire Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark Wilson, a regular respite resident at Seacroft Grange, is well known for his work in support of Parkinson’s UK. At the age of 40, Mark was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He has since been using poetry as a way to express how he feels. “I started writing poetry about 18 months ago” said Mark. “I found it hard to tell people how I felt, but I could write it down.” He recently wrote a book of poems that was published on Amazon in July 2022, with funds being donated to Parkinson’s UK.
To date, Mark has raised more than £44,000 and continues to organise events to spread awareness for this charity. In July 2022, he won the Yorkshire Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for services to comedy and fundraising for Parkinson’s UK.
“It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to know such a wonderful man, with a drive and dedication to make a difference to others. He is an inspiration to us all” said Seacroft Grange Home Manager, Eve Moran.
Mark Wilson with Springfield Care Villages Wellbeing & Dementia Lead, Iria Cunha and Seacroft Grange’s Home Manager, Eve Moran