Father and sons take up challenge for centre

Alan Irwin
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Former Corby councillor Alan Irwin and his sons Kristopher and James are to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a crisis centre in the town.

Safe Haven was set to shut following the loss of £104,000 from NHS mental health services.

It has been awarded £50,000 from the Tudor Trust, which, along with a further £18,000 in donations, means it can stay open four nights a week and two nights a week from June. Alan said: “The trip is to celebrate my 60th birthday and we’re hoping to raise as much as possible for Safe Haven.

“You can’t just complain about cuts to services, you have to get out and do something.”

Alan, Kristopher, 30, and James, 28, are in training for the challenge in September.

To sponsor them visit http://www.justgiving.com/Alan-Irwin1.