Telford council worker raises more than £2,000 for charity
A walker has raised more than £2,000 for charity after the death of his grandfather.
Jamie Fletcher, 30, has raised more than £1,100 this year alone in memory of his granddad, Neville Fletcher.
The Codsall man raised the money, which will go to the Alzheimer’s Society, with a walk up Scafell Pike.
Jamie, who works as a CRM developer at Telford & Wrekin Council, is already planning to climb Ben Nevis next June.
Jamie said: “I wanted to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society, as my granddad had alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and not many people experience having both diseases.
“To see this first hand and see how it can change people so much, it is very sad and especially when it’s a family member.
“I completed Scafell Pike and near the top the conditions were bad.
“The wind was so cold against you, and the rain as well.”
It is Jamie’s latest charity effort.
Shortly after his granddad died in August 2014, he took on the Three Yorkshire Peaks one day challenge, climbing Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within 24 hours.
That effort helped him raise more than £1,030 – an amount he has already topped with his latest challenge. He gave up his mobile phone and social media for 24 hours to help raise awareness of his walk.
“It was hard for me, as I love my phone and social media,” he said.
“My dad had my phone and I never looked on social media at work and it felt like going back to the 90s for a day.”
Jamie will leave his JustGiving page open for the rest of this week.
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The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity.
For more information or to find out about support services near to you visit alzheimers.org.uk, or call the national dementia helpline on 0300 222 11 22.