Sheffield man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Nick Ward fundraiser
Nick Ward fundraiser

A Sheffield man climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the British Heart Foundation after his dad suffered a heart attack.

Nicholas Ward, aged 30, from Stocksbridge, took on the challenge in the hope of helping the charity fund more research into coronary heart disease.

His dad suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day last year.

Nicholas, who climbed 20,000ft mountain in eight days, said: “Like many people my family has been affected by heart disease.

“Charities need all the help they can get, and in doing this challenge I am just doing my part to raise as much money as I can to improve the lives of not just my family but the lives of all heart disease sufferers and their families.

“Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but the British Heart Foundation is leading the fight against it. Your donations power their life-saving research.”

He described his father’s heart attack as a ‘terrible period’.

“Due to the excellent work by the heart specialist team my dad is still here and healthy. If I can raise any money to help other people survive and aid there care then it is absolutely a worthwhile cause.”