A major fundraising campaign to transform a play in to a film and give Parkinson’s suffers a voice has less than two weeks to hit its target.

Dorchester actress and writer Sue Wylie was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease six years ago. 

On discovering that very little is known about the condition she felt compelled to write a play about her experience.

The play, called Kinetics, toured to great critical acclaim in autumn 2016 and a re-occurring comment to Sue was that it needed to be seen by a wider audience and had huge potential as a teaching resource for a wide range of health professionals as well as the general public.

Sue therefore launched a funding campaign to create a film of Kinetics - but to do this she needs to raise £30,000.

The campaign saw an influx of generous donations and Sue was overwhelmed by the public’s generosity.

But donations have now slowed and although more than half has been raised it is all or nothing and with less than two weeks to go Sue is worried that her dream will not become a reality. 

Sue said: “When we first launched the campaign we received so many donations.

“We had some big donations coming in - we had a anonymous donation of £1,000. It was very moving that people believe in what I am trying to do.

“So many people have been so generous but we need to get over this final hurdle. With Kickstarter it’s all or nothing.

“We held a croquet and cream tea afternoon recently to boost funds and our local pub will be hosting a quiz night too. If people can have a look at our fundraiser, share it with their friends, share it on their social media. 

“We have come so far and so many people have supported me through this - we cannot fail now.”

Kinetics is based on Sue’s own experience and follows the relationship between a middle-aged woman and a bright but bored student who is struggling with ADHD and finds release in free running.

A registered charity, DT2 Productions, has now been formed with the objectives of advancing education about Parkinson’s and helping sufferers come to terms with and cope psychologically with their condition.

Sue hopes the film will be used as an innovative teaching resource for people with the condition, medical professionals, carers and the general public.

She further hopes that the film will raise questions about patient empowerment, breaking bad news and will therefore provide a much-needed insight in to living with a chronic condition.

A director and crew for the film have been organised.

To donate search Kinetics on kickstarter.com before Thursday, June 29.