Collier Row man to climb mountains for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
PUBLISHED: 15:30 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:50 05 March 2015
A man is set to climb mountains in memory of his brother.
Perry Tarrant, from Collier Row, is undertaking the three peaks challenge to mark 10 years since his brother Sam died after he lost his battle with cystic fibrosis.
The 32-year-old is planning to climb Britain’s highest mountains, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Mount Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in the Lake District, all within 24 hours.
Perry, who is being joined by seven of his friends, is raising money for charity Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which supported Sam, who died aged 17.
He said: “I wanted to do something in his memory and few of my friends wanted to come with me and we’ve set ourselves a target of £20,000.
“I’m pretty confident that we can do it.”
The group’s selected charity’s nurses helped wheelchair-bound Sam, who relied on an oxygen tank, and the family while he was going through treatment.
“They were always there for us, its nurses always came round to check up on him,” said Perry.
“I had a scare myself with my daughter and that’s another reason I want to raise money for the charity.”
Cystic Fibrosis Trust researches and aims to find a cure for the genetic condition, where the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus.
“Living a normal life with cystic fibrosis is quite hard and life expectancy is quite low – helping the charity means that we could have a cure for it one day,” said Perry.
And he said of his brother: “He was outgoing, he loved the outdoors and he loved fishing.
“He’ll probably be thinking ‘what the hell are you doing!’ but I know he’d definitely be very proud of me.”
The group has already raised more than £1,300 in aid of the mountain climbs which are due to take place in September.
To help the guys reach their grand total donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SSA10
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