Dementia Awareness Week 2017 began on 15th May, and it also saw the official launch of Around the World at 80, an ambitious plan for Jim Jones to circumnavigate the globe in 2018 at the age of 80.
The flight will take place in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society and will include around twenty countries. Although the actual route may change up until take-off the list currently includws England, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Russia, Alaska, Canada, United States, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland.
We hope to raise most of our charitable funds via corporate sponsorship. but will also be using crowd funding to give the general public the opportunity to support this initiative.
Keep checking this website for the latest updates on Around the World at 80, as well as general news about Dementia in the UK and other people attempting to be one of the few people to circumnavigate the Earth in a single engine plane.