Fundraising grandad’s new charity trek

Jim Beachill, of Conisbrough, with granchildren Elishia and Jack, with a card saying:  "Jim, Jack and Elishia walked 100 miles on the Great Wall of China" - in Chinese
Jim Beachill, of Conisbrough, with granchildren Elishia and Jack, with a card saying: "Jim, Jack and Elishia walked 100 miles on the Great Wall of China" - in Chinese
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A CHARITY trekker is set to pull on his walking boots again to tackle another tough challenge.

Grandad Jim Beachill is ready to go to great lengths once again as he bids to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Intrepid Jim, who has a string of gruelling international walks to his name, is planning to trek across Iceland to raise cash for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Jim is looking forward to traversing the volcanic island’s unforgiving terrain, and ticking off yet another world wide experience on his ‘bucket list’.

If all goes well Mr Beachill will be jetting off to Reykjavik in August, with his fellow adventurers – grandchildren Jack, 15, and Elisha, 13.

The accountant, who lives in Marchdale Rise, Conisbrough, said: “It’s a great place to see and a trek across from one side to the other will be a big challenge.

“We are very excited at the prospect of seeing glaciers such as Virkisjökull and the Snæfellsjokull volcano.”

Beside the incredible challenge and adventure, the jaunt will again be for the benefit of Weston Park in Sheffield.

It’s the fourth charity trek the 68-year-old and his family have undertaken, including a 100-mile walk along the Great Wall of China.