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Steve takes on six day trek 
for dementia charity fund

Steve Boryszczuk on the new bench at the Broadbent placed in memory of Michelle EMN-140627-072139001

Steve Boryszczuk on the new bench at the Broadbent placed in memory of Michelle EMN-140627-072139001

When Steve Boryszczuk takes on his latest fundraising challenge he will be walking in the steps his late wife Michelle 
always dreamed of taking.

One of Britain’s youngest Alzheimer’s sufferers, Michelle Boryszczuk died at the age of 44 last year.

Since then, Steve has been raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society and this September will be travelling to Peru to do the Inca Trail.

“It is something she (Michelle) always said she wanted to do, so I will be doing it for both of us,” said Steve.

The six-day trek will see Steve travel around six to ten miles every day - and at 4,584 feet above sea level that is no easy feat. But at the end of the trail, there will be the reward of reaching Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”.

And while Steve says he is looking forward to the trail, his main focus will remain on remembering Michelle.

“I have had a plaque made, which I hope I will be able to place somewhere along the route and it has also been arranged for flowers to be delivered.

“It is going to be very emotional, but I have got to do it and am looking forward to it - I can’t wait.”

Steve hopes to raise around £5,000 in sponsorship, which will bring the total raised by the family to an incredible £40,000.

“I have had a lot of support and once again Rase Steel is providing t-shirts and Rob Clark at Systematic Print in Caistor has done posters.”

To sponsor Steve’s trek visit www.justgiving.com/steve-boryszczuk1

Also remembering Michelle recently were her friends at The Broadbent Theatre in her home village of Wickenby, who have placed a bench in her memory, made by local craftsman Tony Ward, outside the theatre.

 

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