I'm fundraising for Haemochromatosis UK as this condition that effects my friend Kath and the charity is something she is passionate about.

To find out more about Kath's story please follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46153617

Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH) is a condition which leads to the accumulation of iron in the organs of the body.

In the UK, it is thought that approximately 250,000 people are at risk of GH, although many are undiagnosed, and the risk is higher for men than women.

It is caused by a faulty gene - Northern Europeans with Celtic origins, particularly of Irish backgrounds, are more likely to carry the gene.

Symptoms of GH include fatigue, joint disease, skin problems, and sexual health issues. Left untreated GH can cause serious illness such as liver cancer and cirrhosis.

Treatment is relatively simple and consists of venesection (bloodletting). As the body makes more blood to replace that taken, it uses up the excess stored iron.

To raise money for the cause, I will be climbing Mount Toubkal in Morocco on behalf of the charity and would welcome any donations large or small.

Many thanks and wish me luck! Adam Burrows