Jack’s back from Pyrenees after raising £5,000 for Ipswich Hospital support group

Jack Rosenthal has reached the halfway point in his bid to walk the length of the Pyrennees in aid o

Jack Rosenthal has reached the halfway point in his bid to walk the length of the Pyrennees in aid of the hospital ward which helped his daughter. - Credit: Archant

A fruit and vegetable grower has hit the heights after raising £5,000 from a 500 mile solo trek across the Pyrenees.

Jack Rosenthal, 67, of 30-acre Reckford Farm, Middleton, near Leiston, raised the funds for the oncology ward support group at Ipswich Hospital, which helped his daughter after she was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

“That is a very significant sum of money donated by the 140 supporters who sponsored my Pyrenean walk. At the outset I was doubtful if we could reach that sum but we have and I am very grateful to all of you, as will be the beneficiaries in the Somersham ward,” he said.