David’s set to take on mountain challenge for charity

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A TRAINEE doctor will climb 10 mountains in the space of 24 hours to raise money for a charity that helps people living with Parkinson’s disease.

David I’Anson will walk about 45 miles and scale the equivalent of two-thirds the height of Mount Everest as he attempts to climb the 10 highest peaks in the Lake District National Park in July.

The 21-year-old, from Brixworth, is taking on the challenge during a gap year before he plans to continue his studies at medical school.

He hopes to raise as much as possible for charity Parkinson’s UK to help people like his uncle Keven Haveshaw, 57, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago.

Mr I’Anson said: “It all started last year when I went to my uncle’s wedding. I knew he had Parkinson’s but that was the first time I really saw how it affected him.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I’m excited to experience everything it has to offer, and I’m feeling really positive. I just want to get going now. I’m raring to go.”

To sponsor David visit www.just giving.com/David-I-Anson0.