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Chris Schofield is taking on Mt Kilimanjaro

Chris Schofield, Chairman, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Forget Me Not Charity.

Chris, who is no stranger to a challenge having completed Endurance Island last year and previously skydived for charity, will be climbing Kilimanjaro between 9th – 19th March

Forget Me Not supports children in Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Bradford with life-shortening conditions and their families.

Chris will be walking with friend Dr Dave Dawson, a consultant anaesthetist at Bradford Royal Infirmary.  The challenge requires Chris and Dave to climb to the summit of the mountain at 5895m.  They will be supported by a guide and porters, but expect the walk to be a tough one, walking between 8 – 14 hours a day.  They will be taking the Machame route on the mountain which is graded as 'challenging to extreme'.  On the walk they will experience high altitude and extreme temperatures (temperatures during the day are in the region of 25C but at night fall to -30C). 

It costs £150 for a day of care for a child at the charity's facility at Russell House and £500 for an overnight stay at the facility.  Dave and Chris have underwritten the costs of the trip and are hoping to raise £4,000 for Forget Me Not Charity. The charity does great work with seriously ill children and their families but they are a relatively small charity that doesn't always find it is as easy as some to raise the funds they need to support their activities. 

If you would like to sponsor Chris and Dave please make a donation (however small) via their Justgiving Page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chriskilimanjarochallenge

Thank you very much for your support.

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Chris is the Chairman of Schofield Sweeney. He advises on corporate matters and regularly advises…

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