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Elddis supports 'Norman’s Conquest'

Norman Yarrow, 55, from Gifford, East Lothian, has set himself the massive challenge of walking the Southern Upland Way for two charities close to his heart, Parkinson’s UK and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.


Norman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013 at the age of 53, only a few months after having surgery to remove a tumour from his right lung.  

He will begin his 215-mile walk on Tuesday 21 April at Portpatrick in the South West of Scotland and will continue his journey to Cockburnspath (just south of Dunbar) and along the Southern Upland Way.

Norman has named his challenge ‘Norman’s Conquest’ and estimates he will complete his walk on Monday 4 May.

Norman explains: “I hope the funds I raise will make a real difference to people living with Parkinson’s.  Support gives me hope for the future and is very much appreciated."

Rachel Moncrieff, Marketing & Communications Manager at Elddis says: “We were delighted to be in a position to support ‘Norman’s Conquest’ and help increase publicity for Parkinson’s UK and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

“We are lending Norman and his team a top-of-the-range Elddis Motorhome – our new Elddis Encore – as a support vehicle and for much-needed comfort at the end of each gruelling day. We thought Norman would appreciate the Encore’s luxury, in addition to the obvious practicality!”

Denise McNiven, Scotland Fundraising Manager at Parkinson’s UK, explains: “I’d like to say thank you to Elddis and good luck to Norman, and everyone embarking on Norman's Conquest in support of Parkinson's UK. It is only with the incredible support of amazing people like Norman that we can continue our work."

Norman will be joined on his walk by Scottish rugby and Lions legend, Gavin Hastings.

Norman has already raised nearly £125,000, far exceeding his original target of £100,000. To sponsor him visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NormanYarrow


For further information about Norman’s walk and route visit: www.southernuplandway.gov.uk/cms