Kili climb raises more than £55,000 for charity
A PUB owner from Chester has cut back on the pints to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, helping to raise more than £55,000 for charity.
Ian Wade, owner of Modern British Taverns, has been in training for the last few months before embarking on a gruelling eight day high-altitude climb of Kilimanjaro to raise money for Christleton based charity Children Today.
Nineteen went on the African challenge, which is the first time Children Today; who also organise treks to Peru and Costa Rica, has held the Kilimanjaro challenge, collectively raising more than £55,000.
Ian, owner of The Ring O’Bells in Christleton, The Faulkner Bar & Kitchen and The Bouverie in Chester, who saw monkeys and mongooses during his challenge, said:
“This was a tough challenge, raising money for a great cause. There was real team spirit; with some suffering from altitude sickness we all pushed each other on. The 19 attendees are meeting up at The Ring O’Bells in January.”
The Charity was also supported by a 25p donation every time Modern British Taverns sold one of thier best selling dishes, e.g. The Bells' Burger.
Head of Fundraising at Children Today, Ruth Thompson, added:
“This is an amazing achievement from everybody who took part, raising a huge amount of money which will fund equipment for children with disabilities.”
Kilimanjaro in north-eastern Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,893 metres above sea-level and the fourth largest mountain in the world.
Children Today are planning another trip to Kilimanjaro in March 2011. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01244 335622.
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