Brothers’ Ben Nevis Challenge

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Two brothers from Johnshaven will climb the highest mountain in Britain to raise money for one of the UK’s biggest charities.

Paul Brannan, 25, and David Brannan, 23, will tackle Ben Nevis on Saturday 16 June to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. The charity was chosen in memory of their late grandfather who passed away from the disease is December last year.

The brothers, who have already received around £800 in donations, hope to reach their target of £1000 for climbing the challenging ascent which stands at almost 4,500 feet.

Paul, who works for charity “Inspire” says, “There are approximately 800,000 people in the UK with dementia, mainly affecting people over the age of 65; however the disease can also affect younger people, with over 17,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 diagnosed.”

“As little as £100 can pay for a brain scan for a participant in a clinical trial to help improve diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, therefore we are delighted to have broken the £800 mark, with the aim of raising over £1000.”

Daniel says “all donations will help make a difference towards this great cause. We are pleased to be walking for our granddad and are pleased to think he will be watching us with pride.”

If you wish to find out more, or donate towards the cause, you can do so by visiting online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/brannanboys.