A landlord and his wife with help from a group of people have raised £130K over years of charity work are just about to climb Kilimanjaro.
The landlord and his wife of The Lord Nelson have helped the community in a very big way over the years with raising funds for vital projects, and the fundraising continues with a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro this month.
Manchester’s award-winning family brewery, Joseph Holt, has pledged to raise in excess of £100k towards the re-development of the Radiology department at Christie & Holt Radium Institute.
The mountain the group will be climbing is 19,341ft high and extends from east to west for 50 miles.
Landlord Ian said: “For the last 19 years i have run the lord Nelson along with my wife Julie.
During this time we have done all we can to help our community with many
fund raising events for a long list of charities.
Last year we were nominated for the Pub-aid Charity pub of the year and
after being short listed, were invited down to London for the presentation
at the House of Commons. In the end we were runners up to The Logan Rock
Over the years we have raised around £130k with our fund raising this year for
the Christie running to 12.5k at the moment (we are aiming to raise 20k by Christmas).
To reach this years figure we have completed various challenges including:-
1 .Climbing Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains (Morocco), North Africa’s highest peak.
(Ian & Julie)
2. Tandem Skydive from 15,000 feet.
(Ian, Jodie Farthing, Diane Boswell, Mike Calderbank and Alan Marsden)
3. Zip Wire at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
(Julie, Ian, Lorraine Townley, Aimee Townley, Grace Townley and Leah Lyons)
“Next on the list is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa’s highest peak and the
highest free standing mountain in the world standing at 19,341 feet.
I did this once before 5 years ago but this time i will be taking three customers
Jason Boyle, Ciaran McKeever and John McCarrol.
We leave for this challenge on 20th June and will take six days to reach the peak
and one day to get back down to earth.
We are doing this to raise funds for the Christie CT department along with our
employers Joseph Holt. The department is in bad need of redevelopment and
JH have pledged to raise 100k to help that happen.
Below is the link to our Just Giving Page. Please go there and donate as much
as you can afford.”