Peter Wilson’s Sahara Desert Trek for the Alzheimer Society
A TAUNTON man stricken with an illness that made him unable to stand painlessly set off for a marathon through a desert.
Peter Wilson will travel 42 miles through the plains of the Sahara in Morocco in October to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society
The impressive feat is part of an ongoing fundraising effort for the charity, which is dear to Peter’s heart.
Its sponsorship will contribute to research and essential care for people with dementia.
While this is a big challenge in itself, the hike will also be a big step for Peter on the road to recovery from illness last year.
After suffering from an undiagnosed illness in early 2020 that made him unable to walk, stand or sit without considerable pain or difficulty until April of this year, his adventure in the Sahara will be a heroic challenge.
Having already made significant improvements and with the continued support of his family, friends, doctors and coworkers at everyLIFE Technologies, Peter is looking forward to this amazing unique experience.
He said: “I will walk to raise much needed funds for the incredible work of the Alzheimer Society, and in memory of my brother Jonathan and my father who passed away last year.
“After my recent medical history, the trek will be a tall order, but given my love for Islamic culture and the world of Sufism in particular, a visit to the beautiful country of Morocco will be an experience in itself.”
Duncan Campbell, Principal at everyLIFE Technologies, a digital healthcare management provider, said, “We are all extremely proud of Peter for taking on this huge challenge.
“A testament to his strong character, this trek comes after a difficult illness, but we can’t wait to see it succeed.
“EveryLIFE Technologies congratulates the Alzheimer Society for its invaluable work and we wish Peter the best of luck in this important fundraising endeavor. ”
You can sponsor Peter as he plans to raise £ 3,000 for the Alzheimer Society by clicking HERE.