Prince Harry joins North Pole challenge

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THE founder of a charity for disabled servicemen will be joined by Prince Harry on a trek to the North Pole.

Ed Parker, who grew up in Petersfield, will lead four amputees on the four-week expedition to raise money for his charity Walking with the Wounded in March later this year.

The charity's royal patron, Prince Harry, has announced he will take part in the journey, which Mr Parker hopes will see his team enter the record books by becoming the first service amputees to reach the geographic North Pole from Siberia.

'These guys have such extraordinary courage and determination,' said the 45-year-old. 'We felt doing something extraordinary like this would show these guys are extraordinary people.'

He added that the trek hopes to raise 1m to help rehabilitate wounded service personnel back into the workplace.

To donate visit walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/donate