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Martin Brown displays the 3300 cheque he raised for the Alzheimer's Society.

PTS hero treks through Africa for Alzheimer's

Published:  28 December, 2009

KENT: Martin Brown from PTS in Tonbridge completed a trek through Africa, raising 3300 the Alzheimer's Society.

Mr Brown, whose mother suffers from the illness, is a delivery driver from PTS Tonbridge. He completed the five-day trek through the Southern Drakensberg Mountains in Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa raising the sum for the Alzheimer's Society an organisation which works to improve the life of those suffering with dementia in the UK.

"The trek was challenging at times, but it was an amazing experience dedicated to a worthy cause," he stated.

"My mother has received some outstanding support, so I wanted to give something back to show my gratitude."

Mr Brown raised awareness of his project by setting up a mannequin of himself at the PTS trade counter sporting an Alzheimer's Society T-shirt explaining why he was raising funds.

"I am proud of what I have achieved and would like to say a big 'thank-you' to all the PTS staff and customers that have supported me."