The National Tremor Foundation is proud to announce that Coronation Street actor Rob Mallard has been appointed as a patron for young people. This appointment is a step forward in raising awareness of the agendas facing young people with neurological tremors.

Rob Mallard is a well-known face on television playing the part of Daniel Osborne on Coronation Street. Many also know him for his work speaking out about living with essential tremor on TV and radio and raising awareness with The National Tremor Foundation at events and during National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.

Rob MallardCoronation Street actor Rob Mallard has been appointed
as a patron for young people.

Essential Tremor is a common disorder of the nervous system which occurs at least ten times more frequently than the tremor of Parkinson’s disease. Essential tremor is a neurological disorder in which people exhibit a rhythmic trembling of different body parts which may include hands, head, legs, trunk and voice, in any combination.

It can afflict persons of any age, gender, and race. While more commonly noticed in older individuals, another common time for it to arise is in teenage years.

Rob said: “I am thrilled to be joining the NTF. As someone who has been living with ET for most of my life, I am acutely aware of the importance of their work and I’m proud to join them in spreading awareness and understanding of this debilitating condition.”

NTF Chair Kitty Reilly said: “The National Tremor Foundation are absolutely delighted to welcome Rob Mallard as a patron of the charity. With Robs lived experience of essential tremor and TV popularity, this will certainly go a long way to raising awareness of people living with neurological tremors and the impact this has on their lives.”

We look forward to hearing more about Rob Mallard and The National Foundation raising awareness of the condition.

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