A SON who was just 17 when he lost his dad to a brain tumour is to take on a mountain challenge raising money for a cause close to his heart.
James Hornby from Wheatley, Doncaster, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September in memory of his father Roger and mother-in-law Susan Day, who also died from a brain tumour in October last year.
James, now aged 39, will raise money for Sheffield charity Neurocare, which supports the work of the neurosciences department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
He said: “I’ve always wanted to do something to raise money for a neurological charity.
“When my fiancée Paula’s mum became ill we were reading Neurocare’s newsletter and I read about a group of people who had climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for them.
“I was inspired to get involved and fundraise. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is just the challenge I needed.”
James is training hard for the expedition – working out at The Dome in Doncaster – and hopes to raise £5,000 for the Susan Day Fund, set up in Paula’s mum’s memory.
Visit www.justgiving.com/James-hornby to sponsor him.