Trekkers take on tallest mountain in aid of hospice - The Leamington Observer

Trekkers take on tallest mountain in aid of hospice

INTREPID fundraisers took on Africa’s tallest mountain to raise money for Myton Hospice.

The team of 16 trekkers raised nearly £75,000 for the hospices after reaching the 6,000ft summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Most of the participants – who were tested both physically and emotionally during the journey – had been fundraising and training for nearly a year in the run up to the trek.

Organiser Rebecca Richard said: “Throughout the seven day climb there were plenty of high and low points for every single team member. Some suffered with altitude sickness, some were missing their families and some were physically and mentally exhausted!

“Every day was a physical and mental challenge but we all pulled together as a team and kept one another going as the highs certainly outweighed the lows. The feeling of achievement and accomplishment when reaching the highest point in Africa, along with the knowledge of how much we had raised for Myton made it all worth it.

Visit for more information on the charity and look up the events page for upcoming fundraisers including trekking 36km along the Great Wall of China.

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