A Worksop dad will trek to the top of Mount Kenya to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.
Mick Somerset, 48, a Tesco store manager, is hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity, trekking alongside 11 other people in January 2015.
Training is well underway for the high altitude challenge in which he will climb 45 miles over seven days to reach the 5,000m summit alongside 11 other adventurers.
On Friday 13th June he will host a gig at The Innings pub at Prospect to kick start his fundraising journey.
“A close friend of mine would not be with us if it were not for the work of Cancer Research and I have other friends who have also suffered through this disease,” said Mick, of Laburnum Close.
“I made a promise to myself that this year I would do something big for charity - something to help others. So when the opportunity to trek Mount Kenya came up it was the obvious choice.”
Friday’s charity gig will see Mick’s band Gigantic, in which he is the drummer, perform alternative covers fromthe likes of Foo Fighters, Led Zeppellin and Blink182.
Local lads Ruby Tuesday will take to the stage covering the Beatles through to the Killers and Black Keys.
There will be laughs from punk poet Micky Mouth Raey, a raffle and pie and pea supper. It starts from 7.30pm.
Entry is a voluntary £5. Or sponsor Mick at www.justgiving.com/Mick-Somerset or text MSOM99 followed by the donation amount to 70070.