This spring, Colonel Guy Deacon CBE will be driving an incredible 6,000 miles across Africa, from Freetown to Cape Town, to raise vital awareness for Parkinson’s and the need for research into the condition that affects the lives of so many people worldwide.

Guy, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 11 years ago, began this epic journey back in 2019, aiming to undertake a 12,000 mile drive from the UK to Cape Town alone. Unfortunately, this incredible challenge was brought to an abrupt halt due to the pandemic, and Guy had to return to the UK .

Now, Guy plans to pick up where he left off and return to Freetown, Sierra Leone to complete the remaining 6,000 miles to Cape Town, South Africa. This time, he will be filming his experience!

For the 2022 leg of the challenge, Guy intends to create a documentary of his travels. Teaming up with Parkinson’s Africa, he is aiming to highlight the challenges faced by those living with Parkinson’s and draw attention to the urgent need for support, information and resources about Parkinson’s across Africa. Guy will also visit doctors and neurologists who are treating people with Parkinson’s in each region.

If you would like to know more about Guy’s incredible challenge, please see the link below.

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