Caring brother Deucalion is scaling mountain for Aurora

WCDI T-shirt winner, Deucalion McGregor-Sims, (20). He is going to climb Mount Everest next year in aid of Hope for Harriet, a local charity to help people who have cerebal palsy.
WCDI T-shirt winner, Deucalion McGregor-Sims, (20). He is going to climb Mount Everest next year in aid of Hope for Harriet, a local charity to help people who have cerebal palsy.
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Adventurer Deucalion McGregor-Sims is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because he is going to tackle the world’s highest mountain in a bid to raise money for his ill sister.

Deucalion, 20, of Sultan Street, Buckland, Portsmouth, is embarking on the 18-day expedition to Mount Everest in the Himalayas in April next year.

He wants to raise money for Hope for Harriet, a local charity which supports people with cerebral palsy.

His sister Aurora, nine, has the condition.

She is a pupil at the Mary Rose School in Milton, which caters for young people aged two to 19 with severe disabilities.

Deucalion has to raise a minimum of £2,700 and nearer the time he will embark on an intensive training programme to get him ready.

He says: ‘I’m doing this not only for my sister, but for others who have this disability too.

‘The charity works so hard and I don’t think it gets enough recognition so I want to raise awareness of what it does.’

Deucalion took a year out after he left St Vincent College in Gosport and next year he plans to go to university and train to be a paramedic.

‘It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip’ he says.

‘I’m really looking forward to it. I’m going to bring back so many amazing memories and experiences.

‘I hope to raise as much as possible.’