A CHESTER schoolboy is climbing Snowdon with five friends to raise money for cancer research.

The work of the charity is very important to one of the pupils Jonny Manning, 15, of Vicars Cross as his mother, Sally Georgeson, is undergoing treatment for secondary cancer.

Sally said: “My son is obviously concerned about my welfare.

“Unfortunately two of his friends' Mums have also undergone treatment for breast cancer.

“They have decided that they want to raise some money for Clatterbridge cancer research, as cancer is something that affects their families.”

Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas in 2006.

Three years after having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she found out she had secondary cancer in her hip bone.

She is currently recovering from a hip replacement she had in April, and hopes to be able to drive again soon.

“The hip replacement will keep me going for quite a few years, but research into cancer is so important for finding new treatments,” she said.

Jack Eaton, Ryan Goulding, Joe Ashall, Will Ellis, Jordan Walsh and Jonny Manning will climb the highest mountain in Wales on June 4 in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer research.

All six boys are 15 years old and are in year 10 at Upton High School.

To sponsor the boys visit www.justgiving.com/clatterbridgeclimbers