Gayton charity to benefit from climbing challenge

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Four climbers will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime when they climb Mount Kilimanjaro next week to raise money for a Gayton charity.

Stephen Thrower, who started charity Megan’s Challenge with his wife Debbie, will be joined for the challenge by Danny Boore, Richard Waterfield and Liam Hollands for the Kenya challenge.

Mr Thrower said: “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but it’s taken two years to organise. I’m 51 now and I’m still as passionate about climbing as ever.

“We’ve raised £8,000 so far between us and we’d love to hit £10,000, the support has been amazing.”

All money raised will go to Megan’s Challenge and Norfolk Tapping House, with Megan’s Challenge now donating £5,000 to the work at Tapping House over the last 18 months.

The four men will set off on their challenge on Thursday when they will travel to Kenya to begin the gruelling 7-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mr Thorwer said: “We’ve all been training separately, I went to the Lake District to do a bit, it’s a bit hard for train for a mountain climb in Norfolk. I think it’s more a determination.

“I’m really looking forward to it now but we know it’s the altitude that will be the real challenge here.”

More information, including donations, is on the Megan’s Challenge website