Adam and Cliff's mountainous fundraiser for Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children's Hospice
Fundraising for Trinity Palliative Care Services and Brian House Children's Hospice
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The fundraising efforts of two long-time pals for Blackpool’s Brian House Children’s Hospice, will reach new heights on 3rd October 2023, when Adam Sutton, commercial director with Lancashire building services engineering company, Ameon, and Southport property developer, Cliff Barclay, set off to reach the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, in a bid to raise more than £10,000 for the children’s charity.
The duo’s lofty ambition will see them trekking and climbing from 3rd-10th October, when they will hopefully reach Uhuru Point, which at 5,735 metres is the peak, and the highest point on the African continent!
Previously, Adam and his fellow directors formed a team to tackle a unique triathlon event in the Lake District, which raised over £11,000 for Brian House Children’s Hospice. The total raised was matched by their company, Ameon, to take it to more than £22,000. And for the Kilimanjaro Challenge, the company has once again agreed to match anything raised from this herculean effort.
This is a monumental feat for both men on behalf a charity that counts on donations to fund provision of its life-enhancing services and palliative care for children living with some of the most challenging medical conditions. And the guys are going the extra mile to do their bit to show how important it is to countless families on Lancashire’s Fylde Coast, who rely solely on Brian House for care and respite in support of their children, during some of their darkest times.
Adam and Cliff are self-funding their travel and expenses, therefore all money donated through Just Giving will go directly to Brian House.
Other than some trekking in The Lakes, with wife and family, Adam has never tackled a mountain trek and climb on this scale, and although Cliff has tried his hand at ice climbing in the Alps, he described the experience as both exhilarating and scary – a fact not helped by his fear of heights. Both men and their families have been training on Lakeland fells and in Snowdonia recently, and Cliff has also competed in triathlons, so they should be ready for the physical challenge, if not the potential for altitude sickness, which could be an additional worry.
Despite being supported by a team of experienced guides and mountaineers, this challenge will be something to take Adam and Cliff well and truly out of their comfort zone, which makes the ascent a tough one!
If you’d like to support this great fundraising challenge, for such a fantastic cause, and you’d like to see whatever you donate being doubled in value by Ameon, please donate here. You’ll be putting a spring in the many thousands of steps both men will be taking to get to Kilimanjaro’s peak, and you’ll be helping to put smiles on the faces of children who rely on Brian House Children’s Hospice to bring some light into their lives at a time when they most need it.
Please show your support with a donation here. Your generosity certainly will spur on the plucky duo during the eight day mountain trek.