RUMWELL Farm Shop’s chef is set to climb one of the world’s tallest mountains to help raise money for charity.

Tim Sandy is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, in an epic endurance feat to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Tim said he was moved to take on the challenge after seeing the disease first hand. He said: “I have witnessed first-hand how cruel this disease is, which is why I have chosen to raise money for this particular charity.”

Tim’s aim is to raise £1 for each metre he climbs - with the mountain standing 5,895 metres in height. Tim, who lives in Watchet, said: “My aim is to raise £5,895 for the Alzheimer’s Society to help them battle this terrible disease and support sufferers. Please help if you can by sponsoring me by going to my JustGiving page” 

Ann Mitchell, a partner at the Rumwell Farm Shop, said they were ‘in awe’ of Tim’s ambition. She said: “This is such an amazing idea and we’re in awe of Tim for signing up for it. We’re delighted to be able to assist him. We all hope he reaches his fundraising goal before June 20 and makes it to the summit too. 

“As well as supporting Tim with publicising his fundraising campaign, we’re also helping him raise awareness of the charity. Tim is a wonderful member of our team and we’re fully behind him.”