Sydney Bridge mission for charity

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Keith wants to raise money for the Royal hospital in memory of his friend who suffered from cancer

A Merseyside man will conquer his fear of heights to raise money for Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Keith Armstrong,  23, of Huyton, will scale the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in memory of his friend Naomi Daly who passed away on New Year’s Day from pneumonia.

Naomi had suffered from cancer and was treated at the hospital when, having beat both leukaemia and lymphoma, she fell  ill again 10 months after recieving a bone marrow transplant from her sister.

Keith said: “Naomi was a beautiful, inspirational person who meant the world to me. I met her at a local event for people affected by cancer and we connected straight away. After she passed away, I said to her family that I wanted to do something in her memory. They told me about the wonderful care and treatment Naomi had while at the Royal and how much the refurbishment of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit meant to her, so raising money for charity seemed like the perfect way to honour her memory.”

Keith, a former cancer sufferer himself, will now climb Sydney Harbour Bridge’s 1,332 steps on Tuesday 26th March to add funds to the £160 already raised to help improve facilities at ward 10Z at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Royal.

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