Parkinson's fundraising event in memory of Christine Baxter

Over £1,000 raised for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Sheffield, in memory of Christine Baxter. 


In November 2021, Roy and Christine’s family and friends came together to celebrate the life of Christine Baxter. Christine sadly passed away in December 2020, and had lived with Parkinson’s Disease for 22 years.

Christine Baxter event

The three-course dinner and musical event, was organised by Christine’s husband Roy and family and hosted at The Glasshouse, Retford

Guests were treated to a three-course meal and fizz. This was followed by the musical talents of Paul on piano and singing by Ella – Roy and Christine’s granddaughter – Sophie, Ruby and Joe. The dinner, along with a raffle on the night, raised a fantastic £1,045 towards Parkinson’s Disease research.

The Glasshouse, a venue close to the couple’s heart, is where Roy and Christine would visit to have coffee or lunch and to watch Ella sing.

Roy Baxter quote

Christine’s consultant and Professor of Neurology at the University of Sheffield, Oliver Bandmann, said: 

I want to thank Roy, his family and friends who have helped to organise this event. We are very excited about all the Parkinson’s research we’re undertaking at the University of Sheffield. And our recently completed drug trial has given us some very exciting results. Their wonderful generosity will help us to get closer to better treatment for this relentlessly progressive condition."

Professor Oliver Bandmann

Professor of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience​​