THE family of a cherished grandad who died after nearly a year in hospital are continuing to appeal for donations in his memory.

Andrew Reid died on April 26 after suffering pancreatitis following an operation in 2019.

After 11 months in hospital, Mr Reid was able to go back home before he was taken ill once again at Furness General Hospital where he died.

The 73-year-old leaves behind his beloved wife Linda, four children and six grandchildren.

To honour their grandad’s memory, his daughter and son-in-law Bex and Matt Cook, their two sons Joseph, 11, and Noah, nine, alongside teacher James Maher, took on the three peaks challenge - climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in less than 24 hours.

The family has raised nearly £4,500 for Sir John Barrow School in Ulverston - where Mr Reid volunteered for a number of years.

The family is hoping to meet their £5,000 fundraising target which was initially set at a modest £500.

Mrs Cook said: “We never expected to raise as much as we have. We’ve been overwhelmed with donations.”

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