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NICE NICK: Berkhamsted man treks 675 miles from east to west for Parkinson’s charity

 Published on: 4th July 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Berkhamsted man recently completed an extraordinary 675-mile trek from the east to the west of the British Isles to raise money for vital research into Parkinson’s disease.

Nick Heath, 63, dedicated nearly six weeks to this monumental journey. He set off from Lowestoft Ness on the Suffolk coast on Sunday, April 14, and reached his target destination of Dunmore Head in the southwest of County Kerry on Thursday, May 23.

During that time, he traversed across the centre of England, before making his way through both Wales and Ireland.

Nick decided to take on this challenge to support Parkinson’s UK.

He said: “I have friends who live with Parkinson’s and my aim is to continue raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s UK’s valuable work.

“I have been advised that the cost of funding a clinical researcher for one month is £2,400, and so that would seem a worthwhile collective target to aim for! I’m committed to doing my part to help make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by this condition.”

Nick has smashed his target and raised more than £2,700 so far. To donate, visit Nick’s JustGiving page.

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