A COLNE VALLEY man has launched a drive to raise £100,000 for charity.
Jeremy Housley, of Holt Head, Slaithwaite, aims to raise the cash during his year as chairman of the Round Table organisation's West Riding region.
He aims to raise £20,000 each for five charities - Round Table Children's Wish, which makes dreams come true for terminally ill children; the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust, which wants to open a children's hospice in the Kirklees/Calderdale area; the Anthony Nolan Trust, which helps to find bone marrow donors; the Sophie Helen Cole Memorial Trust, for cot death research; and the British Heart Foundation.
Mr Housley's first wife died of heart problems when she was 36.
An I'm A Round Tabler, Get Me Out Of Here event is planned for next week, to start the fundraising ball rolling.
It will be based on the TV programme, which featured celebrities in a jungle.
Contestants will have to raise money in order to stay in the event and will have to complete several challenges between next Thursday and Sunday to get food.
Mr Housley, 42, is married to Helena and has three children, Ross, 16, Sam, 14, and Stephanie, nine.
He has worked for Yorkshire Water for 23 years and is a waste water area manager.
He has been involved with Honley Show for 10 years.
He has been chairman for three years and sheep section secretary for seven.
Next week's event has been organised by the West Riding region's community service liaison officer, Andrew Thornes.
Anyone who wants more information can call him on 01484 302160 or 0787 984 0429.
Mr Housley can be contacted on 01484 841089.