Climbing to the Summit to raise funds for INS

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Climbing to the Summit to raise funds for INS
10th February, 2017
Jon McPherson has lived with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s for seven years and he has decided to “conquer the top of Bennachie” -  a range of hills in Aberdeenshire with several tops, the highest of which, Oxen Craig, has a height of 528 m (1733 feet).
This is an amazing challenge when you consider the impact Jon describes Parkinson’s has on him, “for me the disease is totally unpredictable, meaning I suddenly freeze, cannot turn, movements are slow, horrendous back pain, tremor, I basically have no control and at times through the day, I cannot stand, walk or even keep my balance, Parkinsons controls me, provides me with unwanted anxiety, physically and mentally, this disease becomes harder and harder to cope with”.
 
Jon plans to arrive in Aberdeen on 6th March 2017 commencing the walk/climb to the summit from around 9 am on 7th March, weather permitting.
As an active member of INS Jon uses many of the services on offer and says “INS is a great charity that has supported me through this illness and so I want to raise as much money to go towards its vital work!!” 
 
Jon is keen to raise funds for INS as part of this tremendous challenge and has set up a JustGiving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jon-McPherson where you can read the full story behind his challenge to climb Bennachie.