The Charco Blog

A New Year’s message from Lucy and Floyd :)

Dear All,

We hope you all had a great Christmas, and that you spent the day making memories with your friends and loved ones :). As we begin the next year, we wanted to share with you our hopes and aims for 2023, as well as some messages from our team members on what they want to achieve in the coming year.

In 2022, we were able to get to over thousand of CUE1s and deliver them to you. We have over 10,000 people on the waiting list, and so we will continue to focus on scaling up our production of the CUE1 for you. We launched in the UK in December 2021 and have been going through the waiting list ever since, and we hope to get a CUE1 to each and every one of you in the UK by the middle of 2023. We are also focusing on gaining regulatory approval in other countries, including but not limited to the USA. We understand the wait has been long, and we will make sure to do our very best to get them to you as soon as possible. We will, of course, be keeping you up to date with our progress. 

As we grow, we want to assure you that our dedication to close, personal support will stand unwavering. Individual care is the most important part of Charco. We will endeavour to remain as an accessible team that you can come to whenever you would like, and this vision will continue to be our greatest aim in 2023. 

You also asked us about the potential of the CUE1 helping with other conditions such as PSP, MSA, and more. In 2023, we will expand our studies into other conditions, as we would love to bring more smiles to you all. We will ensure to keep you updated with all of our upcoming studies. 

It has been fantastic for us to learn more from the current CUE1 users. You have shared great insights with us, and helped us to learn more about Parkinson’s and the various subcategories of Parkinson’s. In 2023, we will be running more studies and will share the outcomes with you all. Please keep on sharing your thoughts about the CUE1 and how it helped you, and how we can improve it in the future.

Team Charco has been absolutely amazing throughout this year, always keeping the community in their thoughts, and we would love to share some of their hopes for the next year here :). 

“The past year has been really busy, but the support of the community has kept me going throughout the seasons. I can’t wait to get to know more people in the community, and get to visit them wherever they are; I hope that 2023 is the year that I get to visit you.” -Oliver Walden

“I am excited to help in the clinical research as Charco delves deeper into other Parkinsonian conditions, and looking forward to meeting more members of the community. I cannot wait to see all that we achieve as we expand across the world, so that we can truly bring back more smiles.” -Asra Shah

“I hope that in 2023 we will be able to have a positive impact on the lives of many more people. As I start my new role in the community support team, I hope to lift the team’s spirits so we can give care and support to the growing community of CUE1 users with the positivity they deserve. I will do my best to learn fast and integrate myself into the team. May Team Charco find the inner strength to take on challenges and achieve our goals for 2023!” -Mario Park

“It’s so exciting to see how much Charco has grown since I first joined as a placement student. This past year was challenging, but I’m so happy to have had the privilege to pack and send out so many devices to the community. I hope this year we will be able to bring smiles all around the world, and that I can learn lots more along the way.” -Hassaan-Ul Huda

“In the three months since I joined Charco, I have been amazed at the efficacy of the CUE1. I’ve realised that there are so many people living with Parkinson’s in my own life; my aunt, my brother’s best friend, and my best friend’s professor, and as such I’ve come to feel a great motivation for Charco’s mission. As an R&D engineer for Charco, I’m committed to improving the CUE1 and making it better quality, developing brand new, highly efficient devices, and providing these improvements to you as soon as possible.” – Keith Park

Thank you for being with us throughout the past year. Your support and kindness has kept us going, and as we enter 2023, we can’t wait to meet even more of you in person, and to get to know you better. Happy New Year:)

With much love,

Lucy and Floyd