Supporter to trek to Everest Base Camp in aid of the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy

Sudhir Krishnan (Krish) has pledged to trek to Everest Base Camp in April 2023 to raise vital funds in aid of the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy and we are most grateful to him for his support.

Krish was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 37.  He is now 52 and experiences tremors, stiffness in his hands and legs, freezing, shuffling, slowness of movement, lack of motivation, sleep problems, mood swings and depression as a result of his diagnosis.  He has always been active and has found that continuing with exercise, such as golf and walking, has helped bring about an improvement in his symptoms.

In 2021, Krish visited Mussoorie in India and he was encouraged to join friends on a trek to Benog Tibba, one of the highest peaks in the region, standing at 2,250 metres. Then in 2022, Krish trekked 4,633 metres of Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers.  This extreme exercise enabled Krish to reduce his medication considerably and he has now decided on his next challenge.

On April 7th 2023, Krish will travel to Nepal to take on a trek to Everest Base Camp which will coincide with World Parkinson’s Awareness Day which takes place on 11th April each year.  In order to help the University of Kent establish a new Centre to support people living with Parkinson’s, he has pledged to raise money in aid of this project through this challenge.

The Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy will be based in Canterbury, Kent at the purpose-built Kent MS Therapy Centre.  It will offer, under one roof, evidenced-based therapies such as neurophysiotherapy, mental health support, group exercise, speech and language therapy, group singing and nutritional advice alongside ground-breaking research into the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation.

We wish Krish all the best for his training and for the journey to Base Camp and thank him most sincerely for supporting our work in this way.

For more information about the Parkinson’s Centre, please visit our website.

If you would like to support Krish by making a donation to his fundraising appeal, you may do so on his JustGiving Page.

If you would like to take part in your own challenge event to raise money in aid of this cause, please contact Elizabeth Forrester to find out the support available to you.