Couple decide to challenge themselves and raise money

112939_HIMALAYAN_17/08/11''(l-r) Dean Irish and Amanda Irish will be taking part in a Himalayan Challenge to raise money for charity.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (112939-466)

112939_HIMALAYAN_17/08/11''(l-r) Dean Irish and Amanda Irish will be taking part in a Himalayan Challenge to raise money for charity.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (112939-466)

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This trek-loving couple are this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winners.

Dean Irish, of Portchester Road, Portsmouth, will be taking part in Heart FM’s Himalayan Challenge with his partner Amanda Whyatt, in aid of Children’s Hospice UK.

Metropolitan Police officer Dean, 34, says: ‘We wanted to challenge ourselves after listening to the radio and hearing people talk about Mount Kilimanjaro climbs.

‘When we heard about this on the radio we thought “why not?”.

‘We get to see a different part of the world, which we ordinarily wouldn’t be able to see.

‘We also get to raise money for charity.’

The challenge takes place on March 15 and is expected to take 10 days. The couple will climb 3,000 metres during the trek.

Amanda, 33, a sales and marketing administrator, says: ‘We’re quite nervous, but excited too and have started training.’

A fundraising night takes place at The Tap pub, London Road, North End on September 18 from 5pm.

To donate money visit website ukvirginmoneygiving.com/team/awhyatt.

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