Father of Hornchurch cancer fighter Mitchell Huth, 6 to take part in mountain trek
PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 August 2011 | UPDATED: 11:54 16 August 2011
The father of a boy suffering from an aggressive form of cancer has pledged to climb the third highest peak in England to raise £300,000 needed for his son’s treatment.
Terry Huth from Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch is set to climb the Helvellyn mountain in the Lake District in aid of his son, Mitchell, 6 on Saturday September 10.
Terry said: “I would do anything for my son and I think any parent in my position would climb mount Everest for their child.
“I consider myself to be quite fit, but even if I wasn’t I am just determined to do this.”
Terry, who is working on renovating a new home for his family will also be joined on the trek by 14 other friends.
The mission will see the friends walking 3.117 feet up the popular Lake District route while taking it many of the spectacular scenes along the way.
Terry said: “No one can begin to imagine how difficult it is, my children are the most important things in my life and nothing else counts.
“When your child falls over and cuts his leg you can put a plaster on it but there is nothing I can do to help Mitchell other than to comfort and to reassure him so this is one way that I am helping.”
Mitchell is currently undergoing UK antibodies treatment on a trial run, but the treatment has a high percentage of children who relapse after having the antibodies.
The family now need to raise £300,000, which will be used for Mitchell to receive treatment in America if he suffers a relapse.
So far £7,000 has already been raised towards the fund through donations from local businesses, but the group is also appealing for sponsorship from other businesses and individuals.
Terry said: “This is very important for Mitchell, because it increases his chances of survival.
“Nobody has £300,000 in their back pockets so we are just looking at all the different ways we can raise money.”
To donate to the cause visit www.bmycharity.com/MitchellHuthAppeal
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