A cancer survivor who has part of his leg amputated is taking his fundraising campign to even higher heights as he plans to scale England’s highest mountain.
Damon Goodson, 29, of Middleton, is set to take on the challenge of the Lake District’s Scafell Pike on October 5 with friends and family.
The group are trying to raise the £6,000 needed to buy Damon a specialist running blade, which is used by paralympians, to enable him to run marathons and take on triathlons for charity.
He said: “We did Snowdon this time last year but then fundraising had to be put on hold because of work. We raised £1,300 but if I can get to my target of £6,000 it could really improve my health.
“I could train at the gym and run marathons which I can’t do on a prosthetic leg.
“Each year I’m getting closer to 30 and less likely to be able to use the blade for as long, I need to get it while I’m able to make the most of it.”
The team of climbers, which include Damon’s father and brother, are planning to take on Ben Nevis next in order to complete the three highest peaks in the UK.
Damon said: “Once you do one, you get the buzz and have to do it again. We’re hoping to do Scafell Pike in seven hours.”
He added: “I’m not a registered charity so I can’t have a fundraising page, I do it all through Facebook.”
Search Damon’s Sports Leg Campaign to sponsor him, or Active Amps on Paypal.