David aiming to complete tough trek
A Toryglen hillwalker is putting his best foot forward for charity.
David Jones is taking on the Great Glencoe Challenge to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland.
David, who works as an asset officer, will take on the gruelling 26.2 miles ‘trekathon’ route from the heart of Glencoe to the foot of Ben Nevis on July 2.
He took on the challenge for the first time last year and he hopes to raise £1000 this time around.
Despite being a keen hill walker, who has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, the 56- year- old was almost defeated by the challenge.
“I finished just inside the 12 hours allowed,” he said. “I am an experienced hill walker and boasted that I would easily finish inside the time. I wished I had kept my mouth shut, as this is the toughest trek I have ever completed. I could barely walk the next day.”
David works for the Wheatley Group, who support Alzheimer Scotland.
Natasha MacKinnon, Corporate Fundraiser at Alzheimer Scotland said: “By undergoing this gruelling challenge and aiming to raise £1000 David along with his colleagues are helping us to reach our aim that nobody in Scotland has to face dementia alone. We can’t thank him enough.” To donate, visit David’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Jones174.
On top of the world David Jones from Toryglen is taking on the Great Glencoe Challenge to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland