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My friends daughter Katie left the UK in January 2015 to take up a short 3 month placement as a volunteer vet for IAPWA in Borneo. She very quickly fell in love with her work and a young man called Lim.
3 years later she is the resident vet for IAPWA Borneo and is marrying her sweetheart Lim on April 7th 2018.
As part of the celebrations the bride, the groom, bridesmaids, dad and various members of the family ranging in age from 20 to 57, are going to march, climb, hobble or crawl up the mysterious and majestic Mount Kinabalu.
Mount Kinabalu stands at 4095 metres above sea level is the highest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence, Impressive eh! It is also one of the most popular 'bucket list' destinations in the world. http://www.mountkinabalu.com/mount-kinabalu/introduction
Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is known for its lush rainforest, beautiful but endangered orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears and pygmy elephants. Sadly it is also home to thousands of beautiful stray dogs that struggle daily to survive.
So.. why are we doing it ?
The reason we will all be there is Katies wedding. Katie is there because of her passion for her work and because of that work she met her sweetheart Lim. So Katies mum and dad thought we could celebrate their marriage by supporting the charity that brought them together.
However we have also decided to raise money in memory of my close friend Lucy who lost her brave battle against Breast Cancer in 2015. Her husband Jason through Legacy4Lucy has set out to raise as much money as possible for research into Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
So whos doing it?
Katie O'Brien and Lim Estropp
Percy (Lims brother)
Vince (Katies dad)
Daniel , Matt and Sam (Katies brothers)
Laura (Katies sister)
Jon Oldham (Katies uncle)
Sally Watt (Katies cousin)
Laura Dutton (bridesmaid)
Me - Martyn Cox (family friend)
Katies Mum Babs O'Brien is first reserve ..if anyone drops out due to injury or illness.