Hills top the mountain!
28th November 2017
As many of you will have read in the match day programme versus Bedford, Michael Hills’ dad, brother and friend reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro sporting the Blue, Red and White of the Knights to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Michael’s father, and Knights Season Ticket holder Jeff, brother Jamie and Jeff’s friend Clive Alton made it to the top of Africa’s highest peak last month and have raised over £2,000 for the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity in the process.
Keen walkers Jeff and Clive decided to take on the challenge following the passing of Clive’s sister-in-law Mandy last January following a short battle with the disease having developed a particularly aggressive brain tumour.
Usual walking routes for the pair include the Peak District, North Yorkshire and Snowdonia – a far cry from the 5,895m ascent of Tanzania’s famous dormant volcano.
Given the altitude and extended climb reaching the summit provided a serious challenge for the trio and making the summit was certainly not guaranteed – but they did!
In addition to the various donations made online and by friends Jeff would like to thank those Knights supporters who have contributed, especially those who gave to the collection organised by Chris Gryzelka on the trip to Hartpury last month.
Upon completing the climb all three men admitted it was the most physically challenging task they had ever undertaken but worth every step to raise money for such a worthy cause.
Donations can still be made via the Just Giving page which also gives a record of the challenge along with photos of the journey.