A MAN from Leigh will take on the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of his father who died of cancer.

Adrian Rogers will be climbing the three highest mountains in England (Scafell Pike, 978m), Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1,345m), and Wales (Mount Snowdon, 1,085m), in just 24 hours in memory of dad Bryan who passed away last Christmas Eve from prostate cancer.

After running his business, DWR Media, in a shared office space with the Prost8 UK charity, Adrian witnessed first hand on a daily basis the work that they do, and plans to raise £5,000.

The 49-year-old married dad-of-two explained: “My father passed away from stage four prostate cancer, so the charity’s cause is very close to my heart.

“He was diagnosed two or three years ago and it spread quite rapidly. He was very ill towards the end and the cancer was the final straw which took his life, which was a really hard time for us all.

“You don’t realise until it effects you personally and from seeing the work that Prost8 UK do how many men are dying of prostate cancer.

“If I can raise money to help them make men more aware of the need for early screening, then I am more than happy to help.

“The statistics are one in eight men will be diagnosed with it.

“This challenge is for all those who’ve been affected and to help keep my dad’s memory alive.”

Prost8 are a Southend based prostate cancer charity who aim to make HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) treatment available in each region of the UK.

Founder Paul Sayer, a prostate cancer survivor, said: “We are just so grateful to Adrian for his support with this challenge in raising awareness both in our community and across the UK.”

Sir David Amess, Prost8 charity patron, said: “Adrian’s efforts are amazing, his father would have been very proud.”

Support Adrian by visiting gofundme.com/three-peaks-madness

l The other candidates in the Southend West constituency are: Aston Line (Labour); Nina Stimson (Liberal Democrat); and ‘Joseph 77’ (Independent).