Rishi Sunak honours founder of exercise club for the neurologically impaired

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Rishi Sunak honours founder of exercise club for the neurologically impaired

"Honoured and humbled" Harris Frazer awarded Point of Light Award by Rishi Sunak for his Neuro Kinetics Club

Harris Frazer
Harris Frazer

The founder of an exercise club for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, MS and dementia has been honoured by the prime minister. 

Harris Frazer was awarded the Point of Light Award by Rishi Sunak for his “Neuro Kinetics Club”, the first specialist exercise club of its kind in Manchester.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 55, Frazer began attending local exercise classes to help slow the progression of the disease. When the pandemic forced these classes shut, Frazer set up his own club for people with conditions like his, offering twice weekly exercise sessions with trained specialists.

The UK Points of Light award was set up in April 2014 to recognise “innovative and inspirational volunteering across the length and breadth of Britain”.

Accepting the award, Frazer said: “I feel honoured and humbled in equal measure to receive this award. I can only say that in truth, it is a recognition of every member of our outstanding team, from my wife Debra to all the volunteers and trainers who have given unsparingly their time and know-how to this venture.

“This may be a small-scale community initiative but it has a huge impact on its participants and is also a reminder of what a committed group of volunteers can achieve together.”

Frazer has been heavily involved in the Manchester Jewish community, helping to organise Manchester’s Shabbat UK, the largest mass participation event for the Jewish community in the UK.


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