St Albans man is all heart for trek up Himalayas

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:24 06 May 2010

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PRINCE S Trust chairman Steve Lindsay didn t let a little setback like a heart attack stop him from raising money for his favourite charity. Grandfather Steve,61, of Lindum Place, St Albans, is off to the roof of the world next month to take part in a gru

PRINCE'S Trust chairman Steve Lindsay didn't let a little setback like a heart attack stop him from raising money for his favourite charity.

Grandfather Steve,61, of Lindum Place, St Albans, is off to the roof of the world next month to take part in a gruelling trek in the Himalayas.

He said: "The heart attack made me rethink my lifestyle of rushing around everywhere. Now I want to make every minute count doing everything I want to do."

The former bank manager, who retired a month ago, became a volunteer with The Prince's Trust (PT) charity 25 years ago and has been the county chairman for Herts and Beds for the past three years.

His friend and fellow trekker Les Owen, 57, said: "Steve may have officially stopped working a month ago but with the energy of someone half his age he's clearly determined to continue to take on new challenges.

"Over the years as a volunteer with the Trust he has helped hundreds of disadvantaged young people to change their lives and his unrelenting commitment and enthusiasm has inspired many other people to take up the cause.

"He did his first fundraising trek in the Thai jungle two years ago and along with three colleagues raised over £12,000 for the Trust."

Accompanied by a team of six other intrepid explorers the whole group recently met for the first time and climbed the most difficult path up Snowdon in North Wales as a rehearsal for the peaks which await them in Nepal.

Steve said: "The work of the Prince's Trust has got much harder this year with more young people seeking our help and with the recession reducing the Trust's income."

If you'd like to make a donation to help young people in Herts you can visit Steve's site www.justgiving.com/stephenlindsay-himalayatrek

The magnificent seven have so far raised £11,000 in sponsorship between them for the Trust and they are all paying their own expenses for the trip.

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