Hart­son’s He­roes con­quer the Ben

The Oban Times - - Sport 31 -

FOR­MER old firm foot­baller, John Hart­son con­quered Ben Ne­vis for the fifth time at the week­end, rais­ing thou­sands of pounds for his can­cer char­ity.

This year marks the fifth birth­day of the John Hart­son foun­da­tion and on Satur­day the ex- Celtic star climbed Bri­tain’s high­est moun­tain with his wife, Sarah, orginially from Spean Bridge, and a group of 50 sup­port­ers, dubbed ‘Hart­son’s He­roes’.

The 40-year- old said last year would be his last time on the Ben, but couldn’t re­sist the fundrais­ing op­por­tu­nity when each walker pledged to raise £ 500 for the char­ity.

Mr Hart­son spent a lot of time in Lochaber when re­cov­er­ing from gru­elling treat­ment for tes­tic­u­lar can­cer, which had spread to his lungs and brain and left him se­ri­ously ill.

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