Grandson scaling the heights for former mayor George Watts

THE Grandson of a former mayor of Thurrock who is fighting Parkinsons Disease is gaining to climb mountains in order to raise funds for research for the debilitating disease.

Ipswich-based Adam Watts raised over a £1,000 last year when he climbed Mt Snowden in Wales.

Adam said: " Last year we took on Snowdon and raised an amazing £1000!

We caught the mountain bug – and next year we’ll be taking on the (not for the faint hearted, or flabby bellied) Three Peaks Challenge! Thats the big one! The main event!

Between now and then, we’re going up Scafell Pike; then later this year Ben Nevis…just so we know what we’re getting ourselves into.

We didn’t expect to get such a great reaction, and receive so many generous donations last year; and a highlight for me was a donation from an unbelievably kind woman who approached us at the summit of Snowdon; and donated what she was going to spend in the gift shop – a really touching moment.

This is all for Parkinsons UK and more close to home; my Grandad, who since his diagnosis over a year ago; has made our whole family extremely proud.

With humour in our hearts; and will in our soul; any of life’s challenges can be taken head on.

"A cure is possible. You can help find it!"

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