Pompey kit manager Shaun North is embarking on an epic challenge to raise money for a worthy cause.
Along with son Shane, he will be climbing around 5,500 metres to Everest Basecamp in Nepal at the end of May
They are supporting Blesma – a charity that helps serving and ex-service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.
As part of their training, the duo will be scaling Mount Snowdon – the highest peak in Wales – this weekend.
"It will be absolutely brilliant if we can raise some money for what is a fantastic cause and we’re grateful to everyone who has helped us already."
Shaun said: “It was one of those silly lockdown ideas. I did a lot of running during the first one and got fit, then wondered what I was going to do next.
“I was up for taking part in a challenge and Everest kept coming up. We were supposed to be doing it last November, but Covid stopped that.
“We’ve paid for the trip ourselves, so anything that people want to donate on our fundraising page will go to the charity.
“It will be absolutely brilliant if we can raise some money for what is a fantastic cause and we’re grateful to everyone who has helped us already.”
If you would like to support Shaun and Shane, click here to make a donation via the fundraising page.