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Triple amputee who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan to take on amazing challenge

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War veteran and triple amputee Andy Reid is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity to mark the 13th anniversary of getting injured in Afghanistan.

The father-of-two from St Helens landed in Tanzania on Friday ahead of his mission to climb the 19,000ft peak in Tanzania, east Africa, with the aim of raising £10,000 for his Standing Tall Foundation.

Corporal Reid lost both legs and an arm when he was blown up by an improvised explosive device by the Taliban in October 2009.

But since then he has been given an MBE for his charitable work with his foundation, which raises money for people who suffer social and mental health problems. READ MORE:What were the Moors murders and who were Ian Brady and Myra Hindley? "The challenge starts here.

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