A man wearing on top of a snowy mountain, wearing a helmet, jacket and reflective sunglasses.

In June 2024, Voitek, the leisure manager from the Bristol Audley Redwood retirement village, will be climbing Mount Tetnuldi in support of two local dementia charities, BRACE and Alive Activities.

Mount Tetnuldi is one of Georgia's tallest mountains at 4,858 m (15,938 ft). Voitek will confront some of nature's fiercest elements – altitude sickness, snow, wind, bitter cold, and icy ridges – armed only with ropes, ice axes, crampons and… plenty of snacks.

The inspiration behind his challenge comes from his own grandmother, who battled dementia with courage and grace.

Voitek says: "Witnessing her journey opened my eyes to the profound impact of this condition, not only on the individuals it afflicts but also on their families and caregivers. It was this first-hand experience that ignited a fire within me – a determination to make a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia."

The two charities Voitek is supporting both work to improve the lives of those living with dementia. Alive Activities is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older individuals and their caregivers, while BRACE supports vital research to find better treatments, achieve earlier diagnosis, and ultimately, discover a cure for dementia.

If you would like to support Voitek and donate in support of his fundraising challenge, you can find his fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/voitek-korus

All donations will be shared equally between BRACE and Alive Activites.