A FIREMAN from East Wittering is taking on a 100-mile charity walk to raise money in memory of his sister.
Alex Mould, 25, is walking the South Downs Way, from Winchester to Eastbourne, to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
His sister Melissa died from the disease ten years to the day he intends to embark on the challenge.
“This will be the first of ten challenges I am undertaking in 2014 to mark each of the years since Melissa passed away,” said Alex.
“My sister was my hero, she was such an inspirational older sister.
“Despite being really unwell, being in and out of hospital all her life, she never once gave up her fight for life. I want to make her proud.
“It was too painful to do anything like this before now, but I feel like the grieving process is over and I want to do something to celebrate her life, raise awareness and raise money for other families currently dealing with cystic fibrosis.
“I’ve never done any fundraising like this in the past so this will be a huge challenge in Melissa’s memory.”
Alex’s family will be lending their support along the way on foot and horseback.
He will be doing his nine other challenges throughout the rest of year, including triathlons, cycle rides and endurance walks.