Fridge carrying efforts to raise cash for charity

Picture of Glenn Whitehouse who will be carrying a fridge up Mount Snowdon in aid of Help for Heroes.
Picture of Glenn Whitehouse who will be carrying a fridge up Mount Snowdon in aid of Help for Heroes.

Daring Glenn Whitehouse will be climbing Mount Snowdon with a 50lb fridge strapped to his back in memory of an Upton solider who died in Afghanistan.

Mr Whitehouse, 40, will be lugging the fridge up to the 3800ft Welsh summit to raise cash for Help for Heroes in memory of 19-year-old Rifleman Luke Farmer who died in January 2010.

This is the third – and last – time Mr Whitehouse will tackle an endurance feat with his fridge.

His first ‘Fridge Too Far’ event was in 2004 when he ran from Hemsworth to Castleford and back again in aid of the Jonathan Felstead appeal.

In 2007 he climbed the Yorkshire three peaks carying the fridge to raise cash for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Mr Whitehouse, of Waggon Lane, Upton, said: “The idea for the Fridge Too Far events came from when I read the autobiography of Britain’s most violent prisoner Charles Bronson. He said he once carried a fridge-freezer up a flight of four stairs to prove his strength. I thought I can do that.

“I’ve been training by increasing my cardio and strength workouts at the gym, as well as eating more regularly.”

The delivery driver for Coors Brewery in Sheffield said: “This is the last fridge carrying event I will be doing due to my age. Plus it has become a more popular way of raising cash.”

Mr Whitehouse will have a team of friends on hand as he climbs Mount Snowdon for moral support and to keep him hydrated.

He hopes to raise more than £500 for Help for Heroes and his employers will match the amount he raises.