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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Becky Scales New Heights for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice with Kilimanjaro Trek

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A dedicated long-term St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice supporter is in training for a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Becky Platt, aged 26, from Woolstanwood, Crewe, who works in the catering department at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, is all set for her gruelling challenge and is urging other daring volunteers to join her on the trek, from 9-18 October in 2014.

A unique and unforgettable experience across some of the world’s most spell-binding scenery, the trek has been organised to raise funds for the Winsford hospice, currently commemorating its 25th anniversary year.

Becky, who has previously taken part in the hospice’s popular annual Midnight Walk fundraiser, commented: “I absolutely cannot wait. This is such an amazing opportunity and I’m really proud to be doing it for such an amazing local cause.

“If you’re interested then what are you waiting for? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

St Luke’s Senior Fundraising Events Co-ordinator Nicola Jepson explains that fundraising participants are set to enjoy an array of breath-taking views.

She said: “Towering over the sandy plains of Tanzania, stands Mount Kilimanjaro – the World’s tallest free- standing mountain.

“This stunning trek will guide you up the tranquil Machame route. Here you will trek through deep forest, home to spectacular wildlife stretching up to moorland and onwards towards glaciers before reaching Uhuru Peak.

“We cannot begin to explain the amazing sights guaranteed on this adventure of a lifetime. This is undoubtedly an amazing opportunity for participants, all in aid of the hospice.”

The minimum fundraising total for the Kilimanjaro Trek challenge is £3950.

Over £6500 a day is needed for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice to open its doors and continue to provide invaluable care across the Mid and South Cheshire community for people suffering from cancer and other life-limiting  illnesses.

If you would like to sponsor Becky or  if you’re keen to take part in the Kilimanjaro  Trek contact Nicola Jepson on 01606 555684 or email nicola_jepson@stlukes-hospice.co.uk.

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