Fundraisers are needed to take part in a trek in memory of a jeweller who supported charities in the West Midlands.

The trek, called the Mt Kenya Ascent, will fund the work of the Rudell Memorial Fund which was set up in 2011 to honour and continue the charitable contributions of Midlands jeweller Anthony Rudell.

Anthony, nicknamed Roundy, and his wife Ricky supported various charities in Wolverhampton and Birmingham, and when Anthony passed on, Ricky set up the fund to carry on their good work.

Funds raised will support development and research into blood cancers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, via Cure Leukaemia, and a minibus to transport service users to Beacon Centre For The Blind.

Participants need to pay £250 to secure a place and raise a minimum sponsorship of £2,500 for the trek which starts on September 19 and ends on September 26.

Kay White, an experienced trekker and friend of the Rudells, is leading the challenge.

For more details call Kay on 07973 134382 or email