A business boss will scale a famous mountain in Nepal for people with life-limiting illnesses.

This month, Kumar Varsani Cwill take on the challenge of a lifetime by attempting to climb Mount Everest for St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow. 

Kumar, who is the chief executive officer of MS Business Centre in Elstree, hopes to raise £26,000 for the charity.

He explained his reasons for taking on the challenge: “I first heard of St Luke’s through my friends and family. A lot live close to Kenton and have either had someone they loved looked after by the hospice, or have raised funds for the hospice.

“I wanted to climb Everest to challenge myself both mentally and physically, but also raise awareness and funds for a good cause.

Kumar went on to say he had never done anything like this before and is relying on professional support and advice to achieve his goal.

He said the hospice had done a “wonderful job” helping his father-in-law who has Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

He added: “Knowing how much negativity there is going on in the world, there is so much positivity alongside this being achieved by many to help raise money and awareness for unique charities that make a real difference in peoples’ lives.”

St Luke’s looks after people with cancer and other serious progressive illnesses, such as motor neurone disease and heart, lung and kidney failure. 

To donate go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KumarV