Duo conquer Kilimanjaro for Macmillan Cancer Support


Two local men have climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and so far raised £1,115 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Kilimanjaro, at 19,334ft above sea level, is the highest free standing mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa.

Jason Andrews and Paul Tuxworth were delighted to reach the summit after days of trekking across the Shira Plateau.

Jason said: “Both of our families have been affected by cancer, and due to this we have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as the charity to fundraise for. You may have heard that one in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face, making Kili a walk in the park.

“If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care, so each and every donation will be for a very worthy cause and one which you or a family maybe may need to utilise in the future.”

In 2011 Jason completed the National Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £1,500 for Cancer Research. Last year he raised £2,000 for Action Medical Research with a 50 mile bike ride through the lake district, climbing Helvellyn, England’s seconnd highest mountain, and a two mile row across a very choppy lake in under 12 hours.

Sponsor the guys by visiting www.justgiving.com/JMA-PT1-Kilimanjaro