DEESIDE'S Assembly Member has helped raise thousands of pounds for a good cause.

Jack Sargeant AM joined more than a dozen people from across North Wales to take on the dizzying heights of Holyhead breakwater point.

The team took part in the 150ft abseil in a bid to raise vital funds for Parkinson's UK.

The Alyn and Deeside AM contributed over £1,000 of sponsorship, which brought the total amount raised to almost £2,000.

He told the Leader: "I am extremely proud to complete the Abseil 4 Parkinson’s with members of the community from across North Wales.

"Currently, two people in the UK are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every hour. It is highly likely that in our lifetime we will know someone who is affected by Parkinson’s. The monies raised will go towards finding a cure and helping those affected."

The Leader previously reported that the AM pledged his support for the 'Parkinson's Is' campaign - which was launched on World Parkinson's Day. It aims to show what life is like with the condition and show the struggles people face.

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, which develops when braincells stop working properly and are lost over time.

Those wishing to donate can do so via the

JustGiving page.