“This journey was a ray of hope for all the people who are fighting it out. And my way of saying ‘we stand with you.”
In 2012, Inderpal Singh Shergill embarked on an unforgettable road-trip from Glasgow to Goa, in aid of cancer patients in Pakistan. He raised over £30,000 for three cancer charities, including Imran Khan Cancer Appeal. Here’s what he had to say about his 13,500 mile journey over the course of two months.
“This was a once in a life time journey, which allowed me to raise funds and awareness of Cancer. Prior to it I had lost my colleague, Toni Howden, and my father in-law, Malkit Singh, to cancer. My father in-law was a very gentle soul. I embarked on this journey in their memory and for each and every one of us who has lost someone dear to them.”
“My journey started on September 28. Over the following weeks, I drove through Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, China and Pakistan. People I met along the way were supportive and very generous. Some fed me and put me up for the night. Others stood by me at my time of need. I encountered a lot of trouble. In Kyrgyzstan I was attacked. My car broke down in Uzbekistan, and I was almost arrested. Then in Iran I really was arrested on false charges for being a spy. After my release, I crossed from Iran to Turkmenistan and was almost used as a drug mule between the two countries. It really was quite an adventure, and my stories are endless. You can read more about them on my ‘Travel Virtual’ page: www.glasgow2goa.com.”
“I finally reached Goa on the 9th November 2012. This journey was a ray of hope for all the people who are fighting it out. And my way of saying ‘we stand with you.’”Back to Our Stories