News and stories News and blogs Welcome home Peter! Intrepid helicopter pilot returns to UK from global adventure raising funds for Motivation August 2017 On 7th August Peter Wilson will return to the UK following four months navigating 43 countries in his VFR helicopter. This is the second journey Peter has undertaken as part of his global Three Journeys Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to raise the profile of a better planet through sustainable development, while at the same time raising vital funds for Motivation and Save the Children. The first journey was completed in 73 days last year and saw Peter circumnavigate 23 African countries as a solo pilot. This initial trip has now also been recognised by the FAI as the first solo flight in a helicopter around Africa! On route he met with Abdullah, a member of Motivation’s team, and his family in Tanzania. Abdullah, himself a wheelchair user was able to share some of his experiences as well as tell Peter about how we work with local wheelchair clinics to build their capacity and increase the number of disabled people who have access to wheelchairs designed specifically for the environment they live in plus the training in mobility skills they need to gain the knowledge and confidence to remain healthy and independent. David Constantine, Motivation’s Founder Director explains why Motivation is incredibly grateful for Peter’s fundraising efforts: “We are thrilled that Peter has chosen Motivation as one of his benefiting charities. The awareness and funds that the project generates will enable us to keep the wheels in motion in countries like Tanzania, ensuring that more disabled adults and children living in some of the world’s poorest countries receive the right wheelchair in the right way.” Press & photo opportunity Meet Peter on his return to the UK and learn about his journey so far… Monday 7th August 2017 at 11.00 Wycombe Air Park, Marlow SL7 3DP Assemble at Helicopter Services at 10:30 and by 10:45 for access to airfield for arrival of helicopter. Press interviews to be held in upstairs seminar room at The Pad, Wycombe Air Park at 11:45am For further information about the Three Journeys Challenge visit https://www.facebook.com/threejourneysround/ Or contact Lavinia Wilson on 07753 900023 if you wish to make an appointment with Peter.