Images of the Month (August)
We look back at our favourite images of the month of August
This striking snap of comedic legend Sir Billy Connolly was taken at Glasgow’s Castle Fine Art gallery by photographer John Devlin. Connolly – pictured here with his sell-out art collection ‘Born on a Rainy Day’ – is set to make a shock return to television after retiring due to his Parkinson’s. In the three-part ITV documentary series, Connolly will travel along the trail of 18th century Scottish immigrants in America. Find out more on Parkinson’s Life magazine.
This inspiring snap is of the first ever UK Parkinson’s Football Team ahead of the Ray Kennedy Cup – an international tournament for players with Parkinson’s. Kitted out in red and blue, the team take a break from training at Morecambe FC’s Globe Arena to get a quick picture with the League Two side’s legendary manager Jim Bentley.
In an interview with Parkinson’s Life, team captain Charlie Appleyard said: “Of course we want to win, but the main aims are to raise vital funds and awareness about Parkinson’s.”
Exploring a charming Baghdad souk, this snap captures Parkinson’s campaigner and travel enthusiast Maura Ward stumbling across an intriguing shop selling gleaming brass and gilt.
Iraq is just one of over 60 countries that Maura has jetted to – more than half of which she visited after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago.
She told our Parkinson’s Life readers: “I hate the fact that I have a progressive neurological condition which will eventually curtail me, but I’ve a lot of living to do first. Life is too short to spend much time wallowing in self-pity.”
Image credits: Billy Connolly (John Devlin/JPI Media) / Maura Ward (Lois Wagner)