We are, I am pleased to report, all back safe and sound from our fund-raising Challenge in the Himalaya. We, that is me, Roger Kirby, and 7 other doctors, together with two patients who have survived prostate cancer, trekked almost 200 miles and climbed almost the height of Everest, over innumerable high passes from Jomsom almost to the border of Tibet and back again. We did this in memory of, and tribute to, a patient of mine, Richard Macaire, who sadly died of advanced prostate cancer a year ago. Richard was an avid supporter of our Charity.
Camping out almost every night and accompanied by our own mule train, we had amazing visits to Buddhist temples and Nepalese villages. We also visited several local clinics and plan to make a donation to improve the care of the many patients suffering from prostate problems in the Himalaya.
Thanks to so many of our supporters we have already raised more than £170,000 for Prostate Action. On the 8th of November I am flying to Guernsey to collect an incredible additional £250,000 personally donated by Tom Scott to support our cause. I would like, therefore, on behalf of myself and all the other trekkers, to thank each and every one of you for your amazing generosity. With your help we can stop prostate disease ruining so many peoples’ lives.