Space & Time Media has been appointed by Parkinson’s UK to handle online media planning and buying activity to support and promote the charity’s annual Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

This year the week, which runs from 10 -16 April, coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Parkinson’s short study ‘Essay on the Shaking Palsy’, which established what we now know as Parkinson’s as a medical condition.

A new campaign – ‘We Won’t Wait’ – aims to highlight the urgent need for better treatments for the 127,000 people affected by Parkinson’s across the UK and asks the public to support Parkinson’s research.

David Salmon, interim head of marketing at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are happy to work with Space & Time Media and grateful for their support on this campaign, which will raise public awareness and enable ground-breaking research. In the past 200 years we have made many strides forward, but people with Parkinson’s are still waiting for a treatment that can tackle the condition head on.”

Jon Clarke, innovation director at Space & Time Media, said: “We are proud and appreciative to help such a well-renowned and deserving charity in such an important year. Parkinson’s UK is a great win for us, to go with the several Charity/NGO client wins, we’ve had in the past 18 months. After an extremely successful 2016, including being The Drum’s No.1 Elite Media Agency, we’ve started 2017 with several significant client appointments and the opening of our new London office in Clerkenwell.”

Established in 2000, Space & Time Media now has offices in London, Reigate, Edinburgh and Manchester.