A MAN who grew-up in Haworth has died aged 37.

College lecturer Jack Morgan died at Bradford Royal Infirmary, after a short illness.

Following a walking-holiday accident in 2008 which left him paralysed from the chest down, Mr Morgan – a former pupil of Oakbank School in Keighley – became an inspirational fundraiser and champion for others with mobility issues.

Last year, he climbed Pen-y-ghent in his self-propelled mobility scooter and raised £2,500 for the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO).

He was subsequently involved in the ITV programme Britain's Best Walks with Julia Bradbury, when she too conquered the mountain.

The programme is due to be shown on ITV1 at 8pm tomorrow.

Mr Morgan was also planning to tackle Whernside and Ingleborough.

Tribute is paid by CRO volunteer Rachel Platt.

"We were all so proud of Jack doing what he did for our team and raising all that money," she said.

"It's so easy for people to walk Pen-y-ghent, but to do what he did and with paralysis it meant a lot to us.

"We were so looking forward to him attempting the other two, it was such a challenge.

"The team sends its condolences to his family."

After leaving Oakbank, Mr Morgan – the only child of John and Janet Morgan – went to Aberdeen University to study land economy.

For the past ten years, he had taught maths at Craven College in Skipton.

Principal Robert Bellfield said: "Jack was an important member of the college.

"He was universally liked and admired by us all and will be hugely missed by staff and students."

In 2015, Mr Morgan was nominated in the volunteer of the year category in the Craven Community Champion awards.

He was a member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's access-for-all advisory group and represented the charity, Experience Community, which helps people with disabilities access the countryside.

He leaves a wife, Laura, and eight-year-old daughter, Eve.