05:00PM, Saturday 22 October 2016
An estate agent will trek through the searing heat of Madagascar to help fund treatment for an incurable cancer that two of his closest friends have been diagnosed with.
Glenn Flegg, 62, is taking on the 10-day challenge with his wife Elaine, who is a breast cancer survivor.
They will be hiking through the island’s dense forests and bush-covered plains to raise money for Myeloma UK, a charity which supports people suffering from the cancer which affects plasma cells in the bone marrow.
The couple’s close friends, Bob Munro and Alex Kerr, are both battling the disease.
The Englefield Green resident, who runs Burnham and Langley-based estate agents Glenn Flegg and Company, says the trek will be his 10th charity challenge since he started fundraising for cancer charities in 1998.
For 14 years he helped organise the Breakthrough Breast Cancer crocus walk in Windsor Great Park. His challenges have also taken him to far-flung countries like Vietnam and China.
Glenn said: “We’re giving something back because we feel like we had a lucky escape. All the money is going to try and fund treatment that will get rid of this problem.”
The couple, who will be funding their travel expenses themselves, leave for the trip on Saturday, October 29.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/glenn-elaine-flegg to donate.
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