This May The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supporter Will Boyd-Wallis plans to trek the 250 mile route around the perimeter of the stunning Cairngorms National Park, in Scotland in support of our pioneering Parkinson’s research.

Will is Head of Land Management and Conservation at the Cairngorms National Park in North East Scotland which was established in 2003, and believes he may be the first person to ever walk around its entire border, mounting up an incredible 66,000 ft of ascent and descent over the three week trek. 

Beginning his trekking adventure on the 19th May, Will hopes to cover a half marathon every day on foot, carrying all his gear and supplies on his back to set up camp each night in the park. Wanting to raise awareness and funds for CPT Will said,

“My main motivation is to raise as much money as I can for The Cure Parkinson's Trust. My wonderful Mum, Margaret Boyd-Wallis, local friend Ginny and Tom Isaacs (the late president and co-founder of CPT) are my inspiration for taking on this fundraising challenge. Parkinson's is a horrible disease that is terribly debilitating and isolating - but every day progress is being made to find a cure and I want to help support this.”

Will has already begun training for his fundraising challenge during his lunch breaks as he takes on small hikes around the Cairngorms with a rucksack that appears to feel heavier each time he ventures out which he suspects his colleagues are behind!

(Pictured above from the left, Will with his Mother, Margaret Boyd-Wallis, view of the Cairngorms National Park and Will in training)

You can read more about Will’s story here or follow his fundraising adventure on his Round the Park for Parkinson’s Facebook page.

If you feel inspired by Will’s story and would like to plan your own fundraising challenge or event for CPT then please contact Anna or call 020 7487 3892.