THIS team of 16 intrepid fundraisers have made it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – raising a breath-taking £74,905.03 for The Myton Hospices.
The five-day trek to the top of the tallest mountain in Africa was the culmination of a year of training and fundraising.
The team were: Andy Cole, Chris Feggans, Pete Freeman, Rebecca Richards and Michael Green from Leamington Spa; Leanna Cope, Nikki Cope, Gary Lloyd and Carl Lloyd from Nuneaton; Gemma Eales from Bedworth; Judith Harper from Rugby; Martin Saul from Warwick; Richard Staveley and Rebecca Warwick from Kenilworth; and David Turnbridge from Staverton.
Rebecca Richards. challenge events co-ordinator at The Myton Hospices, organised the trek and also took part.
She said: “There were plenty of high and low points for every single team member, some suffered with altitude sickness, some were missing their families and some were physically and mentally exhausted!
“Every day was a physical and mental challenge but we all pulled together as a team and kept one another going as the highs certainly outweighed the lows.
“The feeling of achievement and accomplishment when reaching the highest point in Africa, along with the knowledge of how much we had raised for Myton made it all worth it.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to every single one of my team mates for raising such a phenomenal amount of money.
“Without them the trek would not have been the same; it truly was a life changing experience and one I will remember for the rest of my life!”
The Myton Hospices has days hospices in Warwick, Rugby and Coventry, as well as runnng outreach services, some of which are funded by Stratford-upon-Avon Town Trust.