Climbing 13,000ft mountain for brain tumour research

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A man will climb to the top of the Eiger mountain in the Alps in memory of his mother.

Harvey Monaghan, 46, from Bognor Regis will take on the challenge, raising money to support the much needed research into brain tumours.

Harvey, who works as a web manager for Chichester District Council, lost his mother to a brain tumour four years ago, and has since pledged his support to Brain Tumour Research.

So far Harvey has raised £1,600 before starting his ascent of the 13,000ft mountain.

‘Only one per cent of cancer research funding goes towards brain tumour research,’ Harvey said.

‘More children than adults under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer.

‘I really want to raise awareness of this wonderful charity and champion the work that it does.

‘People have been extremely supportive and I am really grateful to everyone who has donated so far.’

Harvey has been preparing for the challenge for a year and has climbed Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and many other Alpine peaks to get himself into condition.

Before his challenge he will spend a week in Chamonix to acclimatise to the altitude in preparation for climbing the Eiger

To support Harvey on his mission, visit