Ian scales heights for charity

Ian Watson training for his charity Ben Nevis climb, pictured in the PRSA gym with personal trainer, Benjahmin Baker.
Ian Watson training for his charity Ben Nevis climb, pictured in the PRSA gym with personal trainer, Benjahmin Baker.

A BOSTON sales manager is hoping to raise money for cancer by climbing the highest mountain in the British Isles.

Ian Watson, from Fishtoft, is planning to climb the 4,409ft high Ben Nevis on September 15 in order to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care - his employer Oldrids Downtown’s nominated charity.

The 28-year-old has been supported in his endeavour by the Princess Royal Sports Arena which has donated a free three-month membership and created a fitness programme for him.

He said: “ I have been very grateful for the time they have given me. They have helped by creating a programme to help build up my fitness.

“Ben, my personal trainer, will be monitoring my progress and adjusting the programme to suit my needs nearer to the climb date.”

The climb should take between six-eight hours to complete the ascent and descent.

Ian, who has never done anything like this before, added “I have been training for just over two weeks and am starting to see progress from when I originally started.

“I am now getting down to the gym three times a week and also trying to keep active during my spare time.

“I am really looking forward to the event but more looking forward to raising money for this fantastic charity.”

So far Ian has raised £150. To support him visit www.justgiving.com/Ian-Watson28