David aim­ing to com­plete tough trek

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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