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Team Chris Else & John Popika

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We decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as a personal challenge over a year ago and it's almost time to start our adventure!  

The trip is entirely self-funded meaning every penny raised goes directly to our chosen charities; Home-Start and Help for Heroes.

Chris is a recently appointed Trustee for Home-Start Burton on Trent who are the UK’s leading family support organisation. 
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.

Help for Heroes was chosen by Chris and John’s late friend Daz Preston. It is safe to safe that this particular charity is close to the hearts of both John and Chris and they will be completing this challenge in special memory of the dear friend Daz.

In preparation for their training Chris has given up beer for over month now, which for those of you who know Chris best is a challenge in itself. Chris is often found networking with a finest real ale in the infamous Coopers Tavern, Burton on Trent which just so happens to be joined to one of the best curry houses in the Midlands!

John admired Chris’s will power and dedication to training for this challenge and said:

“Chris, if you can give up beer then so can I….I can still drink wine though right?!”

So we travel out to Tanzania on 27th February and start our gruelling climb on 1st March.  We will be following the Machame route and will spend 7 days on the mountain.

We will be joined by the very enthusiastic and motivational Total Body Team from Branston Golf & Country Club who are also raising funds for their three chosen charities; TRISPTA, Canine Partners & Age UK Burton.

Please help us to raise money for two excellent causes and making a donation.  We have already raised over £4,000 by hosting a charity golf day, a sponsored run, spin challenges and a quiz night.

To follow our progress, please check out our Facebook page

Thank you for your continued support!

John & Chris


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Raised: 48%

Team target: £1,000.00

Raised so far: £479.93

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Chris Else

Chris Else - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015 - (Home-Start)

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Oliver Buckle

John Popika - Kilimanjaro Climb 2015 - (Help for Heroes)

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