Pair to trek up African mountain

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FORMER Daventry Express editor Jason Gibbins (above) will trek up the highest mountain in north Africa in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Jason, editor of the Gusher between 2003 and 2007, will be joined on his trek to the top of Morocco’s Mount Toubkal by friend Simon McGrath (below), from East Haddon.

They will be tackling the 4,167-metre mountain from Wednesday and expect to finish on Friday, May 11. The pair set themselves a target of £2,500 after Simon’s dad John was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Jason, who was raised and educated in Daventry and still lives in the town, said: “So far we’ve reached £4,000 which is fantastic given our target.

“Both Simon and I want to thank everyone who has been so generous in their support.”

To sponsor Jason and Simon, visit