Steve Greaves, managing director of roofing manufacturer Flag-Soprema UK Ltd, will be making a 10 day trek through the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in November to raise funds for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity.
Starting in Kathmandu, the trek climbs thousands of feet via Pokhara, Tallokot and Ghalegeon through the foothills of central Nepal.
Greaves, who has been getting in some much needed training in Snowdonia, was himself in the army for a number of years.
He said: “While serving, I spent 26 months under the care of the nurses and doctors of The Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital and its rehabilitation unit in Chessington. This followed a serious motorbike accident, so I know how important the right care is, both from a physical and mental perspective. When I heard about how I could raise money for Help for Heroes, I thought it was a fantastic opportunity.”
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. It provides direct, practical support to those injured in the current conflicts.
www.justgiving.com/steve-greaves or Steve Greaves at Flag-Soprema UK Ltd., Unit 640, The Hub, Avenue West, Skyline 120, Great Notley, Essex CM77 7AA