TWO Rawmarsh men are to undertake the Lyke Wake Walk to support ‘fallen soldier’ James Leverett’s regiment.
Anthony Lound, the father of James’ former girlfriend Tiffany, and grandfather to his baby son, also called James, will attempt the trek with his brother-in-law Kevin Mundy.
Proceeds will benefit the Association of the Royal Dragoon Guards - the regiment James was with when he lost his life last year in Afghanistan.
The association will also benefit from the proceeds of a Rawmarsh Got Talent event at the Star Inn on Saturday, organised by pub staff along with James’ mother Sharon Leverett.
Anthony, 45, said: “I failed the Lyke Wake twice in my 20s, so it will be a double achievement if I make it this time when I’m 20 years older.”
The pair will attempt the 40-mile walk over the North Yorkshire moors from Ravenscar to Cod Beck on July 9.
To sponsor Anthony, who has set himself a target of £500, access the Just Giving website, enter the ‘sponsor a friend’ section and seek his name.
Baby James, who was born after his father was killed by a roadside bomb, is now five months old and awaiting an operation on his bowel duct at Leeds.
Mr Lound said: “James must reach a certain weight before he can be operated on, but he is not gaining much because his condition affects his digestive system.
“He also suffered a bout of bronchitis recently that caused him to lose yet more weight and set him back some weeks.
“But he seems to be making some progress.”