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Fund-raiser Bob, 67, to tackle Himalayas for hospital ward

Bob Duncan is in training for a Himalayan hike to raise money for the West Suffolk Hospital charity ANL-140325-104026001

Bob Duncan is in training for a Himalayan hike to raise money for the West Suffolk Hospital charity ANL-140325-104026001

A 67-year-old fund-raiser is aiming high for West Suffolk Hospital’s rainbow ward when he takes on a 10 day hike across the Himalayas.

Former professional footballer Bob Duncan, who is a medical equipment co-ordinator at the hospital, will trek for between four and eight hours a day through Nepal before finishing at the 3,210 metre high Poon Hill.

The hike, in April, promises to be the biggest challenge yet for the former Raith Rovers and Aldershot player, who has raised nearly £10,000 for the hospital in 10 years.

Mr Duncan, who also ran the Commonwealth Games for Scotland, said: “I’ve always kept myself fit and active but this is probably my hardest challenge yet.

“It is going to be like nothing I ever faced before but I wanted to do my bit for such an important part of the hospital.”

The Bury St Edmunds resident is being aided by staff at Clarice House, who have given him a bespoke training plan ahead of the trek.

Julie Key, membership advisor, said: “Clarice House likes to help different charity efforts and was delighted to help Bob train for this amazing feat.

“We all highly value the work staff on the rainbow ward do and were pleased to be able to help.”

The trek is between April 7 to 17.

To sponsor Mr Duncan visit www.justgiving.com/bobduncanhikethehimalayas

 

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