Paramotor flight from John O’Groats to Land’s Finish for dementia analysis
The devastating effects of dementia on the family and love of challenge inspired a 27-year-old from Norfolk to fly around the UK in a paramotor.
Norwich’s Daniel Jones flies from John O’Groats to Land’s End in honor of his grandparents who died of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. They died within two weeks of one another.
“I wanted to do something on their behalf to get younger people to talk about dementia and fight a disease that shouldn’t happen to anyone. It’s not a part of getting older – it just takes control, ”said Jones.
The “High Endurance” challenge of about 1,287 km takes about 27 hours of flight.
“Many people believe that dementia is just an inevitable part of getting older … we challenge this misconception and believe in the power of research to create a world free from fear, harm and heartache,” said Lucy Haines at Alzheimer Research UK.
“We’re so grateful to Dan for helping us with his Flight Against Alzheimer challenge.”
The flight is scheduled to begin on August 16.