Andy Dawson, group marketing manager for the Harbour Hotels Group which owns Christchurch Harbour Hotel and The Kings hotels in Bournemouth, will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime in 2013.
Andy will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in February in aid of the Motor Neurones Disease Association.
Andy chose to raise money for the charity after both his father, Nigel and, his grandfather, Geoffrey both died from the rare condition, which targets the nervous system and causes the muscles to waste away.
Andy will be climbing the 5,895metres mountain in Tanzania with his best friend Jamie Wearn.
The trek is just one of a series of challenges that Andy and his two older brothers have undertaken to raise money for research into
The mission is part of a series of challenges Andy and have been undertaking to raise money for research into Motor Neurones Disease.
“We need to continue to fight until this world is free of Motor Neurone Disease”, he said.
“The money raised will also help and support people who get diagnosed with this disease and their families cope with living with this fatal condition for what can be only three years.
“This is probably the biggest challenge I’ve taken on. We did the Three Peaks Challenge and I’ve just completed the Great South Run as well.
“Training is going well but we need to build up some stamina and start doing some endurance work. It’s going to be tough.”
Jamie and Andy hope to raise a pound for every metre they need to climb.
Christchurch Harbour Hotel will host a fundraising quiz night on 16th Novemeber.
To find out more about the climb, and to donate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/neversaynever.