Steve Holt, of the Bolton Hospice, Climbs the Highest Peak in North Africa
13th June 2012
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For many people, climbing a mountain of over 4,000ft is a daunting task. For Steve Holt of the Bolton Hospice, it became even more so when he learned that figure was in metres. 4,167m to be precise, 9,671ft more than he thought it was. No mean undertaking for a man approaching his 60th birthday this year.

Mount Toubkal, the Moroccan mountain in question, is the largest peak in the Atlas Mountains, and the largest in North Africa. Steve plans to tackle the ascent to the summit between the 8th - 13th of July, and needs your help.

As an employee of the Bolton Hospice, he already does so much for the Bolton community. With this challenge, he is looking to raise funds for their "Hospice At Home" appeal. This scheme will finance an extra team of nurses to cope with the increased demand from local people who have a life-limiting illness and who wish to be cared for in their own home.

They need £110,000, and Steve is looking to contribute a considerable amount to this total. Your help would be greatly appreciated. To donate, however large or small an amount, please visit his Just Giving page located here.

The Bolton Hospice provides exceptionally high standards of care to people aged 18 or over who have incurable and life-limiting illnesses, improving quality of life for both patients and their families. The hospice provides these invaluable services completely free of charge and relies almost entirely on the kindness and generosity of Bolton's local community to cover the cost of their work. Government funding only pays for a fraction of the hospices' costs so it is of vital importance to support this superb local cause.

For more information about their work, see their feature page.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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