In a bid to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and fundraise for research The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supporter Jane Willis will be taking on The Freedom Trail in July hiking through the Pyrenees from France to Spain for CPT.

Jane and her team are preparing to tackle the toughest of the Pyrenees trails the iconic Chemin de la Liberte – used by many to escape occupied France in the second world war. They hope to trek the incredible 40mile route in four days which ascends at one point to over 10,000 ft. Jane has named her fundraising challenge ‘The Freedom from Parkinson’s Trail’ saying,

“I expect this to be incredibly tough both physically and mentally and I'm under no illusion about my personal limitations as a result of my Parkinson’s. It's not impossible though, nothing is! I'm fortunate to have the support of my team of freedom fighters, all of them ready and willing to help me succeed in this challenge but more importantly to help raise funds for vital research into a cure.”

Joining Jane’s team of freedom fighters and taking part in the challenge is the British explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams who said,

“I hope people will support Jane’s commitment to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust which has one bold aim – to cure Parkinson’s. Myself and the rest of the team are ready to help Jane achieve her aim to complete The Freedom from Parkinson’s Trail over the Pyrenees in support of this amazing charity”.

You can read more about Jane’s story here and follow her fundraising adventure on her Freedom from Parkinson's Trail Facebook or Instagram page. To support Jane in her fundraising challenge please visit her fundraising page.