David takes on the Lion and the Lamb

David Leathley.
David Leathley.

A KILSBY man who had a lung removed due to cancer climbed Helm Crag in the Lake District to raise money for three charities.

David Leathley, 64, braved the 405 metre Lion and the Lamb above Grasmere to help MacMillan Nurses, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and The Epilepsy Society.

Three years ago Mr Leathley was diagnosed with lung cancer and had a lung removed to stop the spread of the disease.

He said: “The climb was made on the hottest day this year.

“We had brought pullovers, anoraks and spare shoes, but never thought of suncream!”

David said the views were breathtaking and it’s an experience he will never forget.

He added: “The tea at the bottom was the best cup of tea I have ever had.

“Thanks to everybody who sponsored me and helped me reach my target of £1,500.”