Ickleford father has mountain to climb to repay debt to surgeons

A FATHER is climbing the highest peak in Africa to repay a debt to surgeons who operated on his son when he was a baby. Steve Ramsey, whose nine-year-old son Jamie had surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital at just eight months, will climb Kilimanjaro i

A FATHER is climbing the highest peak in Africa to repay a debt to surgeons who operated on his son when he was a baby.

Steve Ramsey, whose nine-year-old son Jamie had surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital at just eight months, will climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at the end of the month to raise funds for their work.

The 51-year-old from Ickleford said: "It was our fist child and he was so young. The hospital were brilliant in terms of supporting us parents as well as the brilliant care for Jamie. That was tremendous. Now I have an opportunity to do something in return. I am paying the full cost of the trip myself, so all sponsorship raised goes to the hospital."

To support Steve on his five day climb from September 25 and Great Ormond Street go to www.justgiving.com/steveramsey