Waterlooville man’s Mount Kilimanjaro trek for Heroes charity

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HELP for Heroes will benefit from a surveyor who is preparing to climb one of the world’s highest mountains.

Darryl Dalton, 25, has taken on odd jobs including landscape gardening and decorating, raising more than £3,200 for the armed forces charity.

He is hoping to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in October.

Mr Dalton, who splits his time between the family home in Gordon Road, Waterlooville and his girlfriend’s home in Basingstoke, said: ‘I have always taken an interest in the work our forces do.

‘A lot of people think they shouldn’t be out in some of the countries fighting some of the wars but, at the end of the day they are.

‘They are protecting our country.

‘For the ones that sadly do come back injured, Help for Heroes is there for them in many ways with support that they may not get otherwise.’

Mr Dalton, who works for Southern Electric, has been doing odd jobs for family and friends and is just over £500 short of the target for his chosen charity.

He has supported many charities over the years taking part in events such as Great South Run.

He is well known in footballing circles having regularly played at the Thorney Island army barracks near Emsworth.

Mr Hill’s sister, Jamie Hill, said: ‘We, his family, think he is a true hero.’

To donate to Mr Dalton’s target go to justgiving.com/dougle4