Son braves mountain for brain charity

Jackie Evans                        Picture : Habibur Rahman

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INTREPID climber Harvey Monaghan will take on the terrifying Matterhorn in memory of his mother.

The 44-year-old Chichester District Council worker from Bognor is raising money for brain tumour research after his mother lost her battle with the illness two years ago.

He will jet out to the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the Alps, at the end of August where he will spend a week acclimatising before he makes the 14,690ft climb.

Harvey, pictured, said: ‘Only two per cent of cancer research funding goes towards brain tumour research, and so I thought it was important to try and raise money for this vital cause. More children and adults aged under 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer.

‘It costs £3,000 a day to fund a team in Portsmouth to carry out research into this type of cancer – and so to be able to achieve this amount would be fantastic and a massive achievement.

‘It is also great to know that I am playing my part in helping to beat this horrific disease in my mum’s memory.’

To sponsor Harvey go to justgiving.com/thematterhorn.