A FAMILY from Malpas will tackle one of Africa's most iconic mountains next month to raise money for charity.

The Tute family, consisting of Robbie, Matthew, David, Annie, Bill and Sam Tute will climb Mt Kilimanjaro in September to raise money for a number of good causes, including Dementia UK and a local African Charity, Uhuru.

The family are undertaking the trip in memory of Floss Tute, Bill's mother who died from dementia twelve months ago.

Bill, who works at Hampton Vets, said losing his mother to dementia was extremely difficult for the whole family, and so decided to raise money for a dementia charity.

Everybody’s mum is special. But I make no excuse when it comes to my mum," said Bill.

"To watch her fall victim to vascular dementia for the last few years of her life has been indescribably sad and difficult time for us all.

"So, when we decided a trip to Africa should involve climbing Kilimanjaro we felt to raise money for a charity to benefit other sufferers of dementia would be an appropriate goal in memory and to celebrate the life of Floss.

"We know she would have loved to be involved with this adventure, in fact, there would be no holding her back if she had the opportunity.

"We’d be very grateful for your donation. All the money raised will go to charity."

The Tute family say they will be funding the trip themselves, but they do have a fundraiser which can be found at justgiving.com/fundraising/william-tute