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Widnes dad climbs Kilimanjaro to help save lives
A KEEP fit enthusiast is climbing the world’s highest mountain with a giant testicle strapped to his back.
Widnes dad-of-three Ian Prescott flies to Africa on Sunday to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to help raise funds and awareness of testicular cancer.
He is confident he will conquer the 5,895 metre snowy peak as he embarks on his gruelling 10-day quest.
He has already raised £4,800 for the Mark Gorry Foundation, a charity set up by Widnes 23-year-old cancer victim, Mark Gorry.
Mark, a software designer at 02 in Preston Brook, vowed to raise £1 million for Clatterbridge Centre of Oncology before he lost his battle with testicular cancer in 2009.
Ian, of Brinton Close, said: “Mark’s widow, Leah, is an inspiration to continue pushing his message and raising funds in his memory.
“If we can save just one life, it’s a job well done.
“I will be carrying this giant testicle on my back all the way to the top to continue the fantastic work done by fundraiser Darren Couchman on his ‘testicle tour’ of the UK.”
Ian works as a self defence trainer for Manchester police.
His seven-year-old daugher, Ava, a pupil at St Bedes’s, climbed Snowdon with him to help him train.
His wife, Jennie, aged 37, who works as cabin crew for Thomson, daughter Alyshea, aged 18, an apprentice hairdresser, and his four-year-old son, James, have also supported him.
To sponsor Ian, visit virginmoneygiving.con/IanPrescott
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