Ken's Peru trek!
A WEST FIFE pensioner with Parkinson's will undergo a nine day trek in Peru to raise funds for charity.
Ken Fenton, 65, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease seven years ago, is undertaking the challenge in September to support Parkinson's UK.
Ken, who is the only person with Parkinson's to be tackling the hike, will be accompanied by 22 others, all with friends or family members who have the condition.
Ken said, "I've always been an active individual, regularly running, skiing and climbing, and since being diagnosed with Parkinson's I've tried to remain as active as possible.
"I've decided to take part in this challenge to support a worthy cause which is personal to me and hope to help many others who have Parkinson's in the process.
"I initially approached the staff at Bannatyne's for some general advice on training for the trek and they were extremely eager to help out. Since then I've been working closely with Rachel and Will at the club. They've been fantastic and have really supported me throughout the preparation for my fundraising effort."
Scott Niven, general manager of Bannatyne's Health Club and Spa, said, "Ken is an incredible and extremely determined individual. He has been working tirelessly alongside our fitness advisors, Rachel and Will, to ensure he is up to the challenge. Bannatyne's is proud to be behind him every step of the way!"
You can sponsor Ken online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KenFenton
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 23 Jul 12