A GROUP of men from Bolton has committed to climbing Britain’s highest mountain in a bid to raise money for charity.

The 15-person team ranges in age from several in their early 20s to one man in his 60s, all aiming to reach the summit of Ben Nevis.

The group have asked for sponsors for the climb, with the money donated to Brain Tumour Research, a charity close to many of the men’s hearts.

Andrew Godding, from Blackrod, helped to organise the event and hopes to raise at least £2,740, enough to fund one day’s research.

He said all the men were “excited” for the climb and looking forward to the challenge but stressed that the majority of them had never scaled a mountain before.

He added: “One day’s research costs £2,740. We are aiming to raise as much as possible for this charity, although being able to raise enough for a day’s worth of research would be amazing. We would appreciate any help possible in reaching this goal.

“Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer, but research is massively underfunded.”

The 32-year-old has a close friend whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with a tumour, while another member of the group has a family friend who is also suffering with the disease.

In addition, Mr Godding explained that several of the climbers were friends with Andrew ‘Pud’ Leigh who died of a tumour aged just 50 in January last year.

To donate to the cause or for more information, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/from-sofa-to-summit.