A BENFLEET man will scale new heights when he takes on the challenge of his life this summer.

Glen Allan, 30, of Manor Road, will climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in June to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He chose to support the charity because his grandmother, Grace Cremer, died of cancer aged 71 when Glen was six and he is also involved with Marie Curie’s work through a property maintenance firm he runs with his mum in Basildon.

KMS Ltd has been working with Marie Curie for about six years, working on projects such as refurbishments and opening new shops.

Glen has to raise £4,000 in sponsorship and is planning a number of fundraising events to help him reach the huge target.

He is also funding the challenge himself, forking out thousands of pounds for flights, insurance, injections and equipment so all cash raised in donations will be handed over to Marie Curie.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/glendletrek