22nd Sep, 2019

Group of Redditch adventurers climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Harry Leach 1st Sep, 2019

A GROUP of Redditch adventurers raised a staggering £2,550 for the Brain Tumour Charity after successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Matthew Heath, Connor Rhodes, Kieran Mullarkey and Josh Cartwright set their sights on conquering the the highest mountain in Africa – which clocks in at 5,895m in altitude.

The Brain Tumour Charity is especially close to the hearts of Matthew and Kieran after losing their fathers Steve Heath and Tony Mullarkey to the cruel disease.

Matthew said: “On the night we reached the summit we were all finding it particularly hard to cope with the task ahead because it was a long, cold, laborious push to the top.

“We felt extremely fatigued as the high altitude effects started to kick in.

“However after thinking about the charity, and all the people who had donated to our JustGiving page, it gave us the boost we needed to get to the summit, Uhuru Peak, at 7.30am local time.”

The group aims to complete even more challenges over the next few years, with each one being harder than the previous.

“We are looking forward to embarking on them and raising more money for great causes,” added Matthew.

You can still donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kilimanjarohike-wishusluck

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