A former Dundee United player who twice battled cancer is set to take part in a fund raising trek in memory of a friend.
Jordan Moore, 22, was diagnosed with skin cancer at the age of just 19, limiting his playing time.
He battled the disease during his time at Tannadice, having signed up to play for the Arabs in his teens.
The club made the decision to release him in December two years ago after he had struggled to make an impact on the first team following his illness in 2014.
He previously told the Tele he was now “concentrating on helping people”.
Now, he is set to take part in a charity event on Wednesday, where — along with friends — he will trek along the West Highland Way and round off the endeavour with a climb up Ben Nevis.
The event, which will raise money for two charities — Teenage Cancer Trust and Cardiac Risk in the Young — is the brainchild of Jordan and is in honour of friend Phil O’Donnell.
Speaking to the Tele, Jordan said: “I just want to help out and give back, after all the help and support I received.
“Also, if we can create more awareness and get people to talk about it more, it will really help all the people affected by it — young people like me, who are diagnosed, need some help.
“We start on Wednesday. Jackie McNamara, Simon Donnelly and Darren Jackson are all on board.
“They also played with Phil as part of the team that stopped Rangers winning 10 in a row.
“I’ve done a bit of training, so I’m really looking forward to it — we intend to run most of the West Highland Way.
“We’ll finish at Ben Nevis on the Saturday. I was involved with a Tayside Children with Cancer Leukaemia fundraiser in Dundee two years ago and we managed to raise £40,000, so it would be great to do something similar and raise awareness of these causes.”
Last year, Jordan revealed to the Tele he had decided to hang up his boots and spoke of his fight.
He said: “Football has been my whole life, so moving on from that now is incredibly tough.
“I went straight up to Dundee to train full-time as soon as I left school aged 16. I loved my time in Dundee. It’s a brilliant city to live in.
“I want to go down the road of helping people instead of concentrating just on football.”