The sales director of shelving and storage equipment manufacturer EAIS (East Anglian Installation Systems) has set himself a charity challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Danny Boore will be setting off for the highest point in the African continent on 28 September, along with three friends.
“I live in Norfolk which is not exactly a perfect training ground for such an event as most of the time I’m below sea level,” he joked.
However, the reason behind the trip is very serious, as tragically his friend Stephen Thrower’s daughter Megan drowned in 2010, aged just 6, while on a family holiday.
From this, Thrower created the charity Megan’s Challenge, and he will be one of the team heading for the highest freestanding mountain in the world.
Boore detailed: “Megan’s Challenge was set up in order to not only remember Megan but also to try and generate something positive out of what was a devastating situation.
“Over the last few years it has been able to help lots of individuals as well as organisations, with donations raised for a wide range of challenges.”
For the Kilimanjaro trip, all of the costs of the flights, equipments and guides are being covered by each challenger, so Boore detailed that 100% of donations will go to Megan’s Challenge and the good causes it supports.
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