No mountain is too high

Askern's White Hart FC football team will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for Help for Heroes. Back L-R are Ryan Laverick, 24, Adam Showell, 25, Damian Bevan, 25, Kevin Deere, 31, Martin Patchett, 27, Joe Simpson, 23. Front L-R are Darren Hancock, 26, Chris Hancock, 21, Mark Kearsley, 22, son Theo Kearsley, one, Wes Fox, 29, and team captain Tom Costello, 19. Picture: Liz Mockler D8797LM
Askern's White Hart FC football team will be climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for Help for Heroes. Back L-R are Ryan Laverick, 24, Adam Showell, 25, Damian Bevan, 25, Kevin Deere, 31, Martin Patchett, 27, Joe Simpson, 23. Front L-R are Darren Hancock, 26, Chris Hancock, 21, Mark Kearsley, 22, son Theo Kearsley, one, Wes Fox, 29, and team captain Tom Costello, 19. Picture: Liz Mockler D8797LM
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MEMBERS of a football club are taking on a different challenge -a mountain trek in aid of injured service personnel.

White Hart FC will be swapping their football boots for climbing boots as they scale Ben Nevis - the highest peak in the British Isles.

On May 28 25 members of the Askern club will attempt to scale the 4,409 ft peak in the hope of raising £10,000 for Help for Heroes.

Wes Fox, White Hart FC manager, said: “There are a couple people associated with the team that are ex-forces, so the charity is a personal choice for many of us.

“Darren Hancock, one of the lads, is ex-forces and he’s told us some of the awful things he saw in active service. You just can’t imagine it.”

A charity football match is also taking place, with injured Bessacarr soldier Ben Parkinson presenting a trophy to the winning team.