People across Sutton are being invited to attend an awareness-raising event for a common neurological movement disorder.

The National Tremor Foundation (NTF) is inviting people to celebrate Essential Tremor Awareness Day at the Holiday Inn as part of National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) month.

Mayor of Sutton, Cllr Steve Cook, will be present with exhibitors who include award-winning tech startup company GyroGear.

The aim of NETA month is to raise awareness for a neurological disorder which is said to be between eight and 10 times more prevalent than Parkinson’s disease.

Symptoms include rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, legs and trunk or voice. Anyone at any age, gender or race can be affected, with many cases being inherited.

Although it’s more noticeable in older individuals, essential tremor can begin as early as birth.

Kevin Harfoot, chairman of the NTF, said: “Over the last few years we have seen NETA month increasing in activity, particularly with the development of a stronger support network in the UK.

“It’s great to see people getting together and raising awareness of essential tremor.”

The event, on March 9, will run from 12 noon to 5pm in the Orchard Suites at the Holiday Inn, in Gibson Road (SM1 2RF).

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