Olly Murs starts charity climb in memory of Caroline Flack

Olly Murs and other close friends of Caroline Flack have started the 24 peak charity climb in memory of the late Love Island star.

Caroline sadly took her own life at the age of 40 last February. Her sudden death shocked the world, with #BeKind trending online across the internet for weeks with members of the public pleading with others to end trolling on social media.

Throughout her television career Caroline worked alongside Olly on a number of occasions and they grew to become close friends.

In a bit to raise money for the suicide prevention charity Samaritans, Olly has embarked on a two-day trek aiming to climb 24 peaks in the Lake District in 24 hours.

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Last night Olly updated his Instagram story saying: “It is going to be physically tough, mentally tough, everything tough. My legs are going to be killing by the end of the day, but I’m very excited about it. Its exciting to be here, I hope we raise lots and lots of money.”

The 37-year-old started the trek at around 6am this morning (Saturday, June 12) and has been posting updates on his Instagram story throughout the day today. to keep fans up-to-date on his progress.

Olly has been documenting his challenge on Instagram
(Image: Instagram: @Olly Murs)

Olly isn’t going the challenge alone. As well as Caroline’s family members, the group also consists of Caroline’s former personal trainer Bradley Simmonds, her former stylists Lou Teasdale and Nana Acheampong, and close friend Mollie Grosberg.

At around 5pm the group completed their third peak, Ill Crag, and as of 5.45pm the fundraiser had reached just over £14, 900.

If you wis to donate you can find the link to the fundraising page here.

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