In 2016 he walked 200 miles across England and in 2017 he hiked the West Highland Way and climbed Ben Nevis.
This year- in September- Martin Turner of Oxted, the former Sky Sports Head of Formula 1 and friends, is walking the Dalesway, 85 miles from Ilkley in Yorkshire to Bowness on Lake Windermere to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
Three and a half years ago Martin was diagnosed with this incurable neurological disease and inspired by his great friend and fellow sufferer, darts tv presenter Dave Clark and the support of his wife and tireless Parkinson’s campaigner, Mandi, he says he is determined to keep the pressure on to find a cure.
Martin, Mandi, Dave and friends will set off on the Dales Way walk at 10am on Sunday, September 9 and plan to finish at Bowness-on-Windermere on September 14.
Donate to Martin at https://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Turner13.
Also taking part in the Dalesway hike is Clare Addison, of Tandridge Village and matron for surgery at East Surrey Hospital. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago and is driving improvements in care for Parkinson’s patients at Surrey and Sussex healthcare NHS trust.
Her target figure is £2000 and you can support her via her Justgiving page.
After the Dalesway adventure Mandi Turner is organising a fundraising talk at Tandridge Village Hall on November 17 (6pm) by Sussex based- he owns 11 acres of ancient woodland at Scrag Copse- wildlife photographer David Plummer.
David’s book ‘7 Years Of Camera Shake’ is available in bookshops nationwide and online and 50% of profits from the book will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.
Photos show Martin Turner on Ben Nevis and David Plummer.