A HUXLEY grandfather will climb Snowdon with his grandchildren tomorrow to raise money for research into the disease which made his grandson seriously ill.
Les Pritchard, 71, of Church Lane, watched in shock as his grandson Jamie was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of six in April 2005 and underwent gruelling treatment.
In September 2008 Jamie, who lives with his parents and sister in Kingsmead, finished his treatment and he and his family decided to raise money for Leukaemia Research to help other children with the disease.
Les will climb Snowdon with Jamie, who is now 10, his grand- daughter Emma, seven, and his son Ian.
“It was very distressing when Jamie was diagnosed,” said Les. “Obviously his parents took the brunt of what was happening. We were just trying to make sure that Jamie didn’t see that we were upset, and give as much support as possible.”
This is not the first fundraiser Les has undertaken. In 2006 he and Ian climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised £27,000.
To sponsor Jamie, visit www. justgiving.com/jamieswalkers 2009.