Alan is our trekker of the month. He is a truly inspirational man he has taken part in three overseas challenges and has never let his disability get the better of him.
- What made you want to do a charity challenge
The chance to travel to places that I had not considered before. I’d never been beyond package holidays. To go to the Sahara Desert, then Namibia, was something other people did. With Iceland, lots of people will say it’s a place they would visit, though most just don’t get around to it.
- How many have you done
- Which was your favourite?
They are like children; I like each for different reasons, and can’t really choose. I guess the first is extra special. Namibia, where we built school playground equipment and took part in some school classes, had the special element of giving help to a community.
- Which charity did you raise funds for and reasons why
RP Fighting Blindness – the charity’s main purpose is to raise funds for research into finding cures and treatment for the eye condition retinitis pigmentosa, which I have myself. The Charity also focuses on information and support to individuals and families affected by RP, via its Helpline service, for which I do a weekly session.