A TREK across the Himalayas for charity will be the challenge of a lifetime for one man.

This November, Nigel Lee, 43, from Hargrave, will be lacing up his hiking boots and heading out to walk the world’s highest mountain range to raise money for children’s medical research.

Nigel, who works as general manager for the Surgery, Orthopaedics and Operating Theatres business unit at Alder Hey Children’s hospital, will be scaling Kala Pattar at 5545m, near Everest base camp, in the hope of raising his target of £3,500 for the Action Medical Research charity and other proceeds to Alder Hey’s Imagine charity.

With frequent dog walks being the extent of his previous walking experience, Nigel says the two week trek will be extremely tough. “I don’t do a great deal of walking aside from the dogs so this is a huge challenge for me as I’m not a seasoned ‘trekker’!” He said.

“But I used to be in the Air Force so I am used to being out and about doing things. I really wanted to do a personal challenge for a good cause, and this is somewhere I have always wanted to go.

“I am certain that any funds I raise will be of direct benefit to children.”

If you would like to sponsor Nigel, visit www.action.org.uk /sponsor/nigellee. To find out more about the trek, visit www.action.org.uk.