Nick hits the heights for cancer fight

Nick Jukes
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A FINANCIAL adviser has raised more than £1,000 for the fight against prostate cancer after scaling one of the Uk’s highest mountains.

Nick Jukes, 41, of West Hill Road, took on Snowdon on Saturday as part of the Snowdon 500 event organised by Prostate Cancer Research after his dad Christopher was diagnosed with the disease last year.

And despite a gruelling four-hour trek beset with wild weather, Mr Jukes was thrilled with his achievement and his grand total of more than £1,100.

“It was overwhelming to raise so much money but my legs are feeling a bit worse for wear,” he said.

“Driving there on Saturday the weather was lovely but half an hour up it was wet and windy and visibility was down to about ten metres. My father is still undergoing treatment and it has had a big impact on the whole family - it was certainly a wake up call for me. But when you start talking to people they tell you their granddad or uncle had the same thing and you realise how common it is.”

Mr Jukes is already planning his next challenge - the notorious Three Peaks in October which takes in the three highest mountains in the Uk - Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike - in just three days. Visit www.justgiving.com/nick-jukes to donate to his Snowdon trek.