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Client News: Alan Conquers Kilimanjaro

Posted on the 16 May 2011 by Iangreen @GREENComms

Congratulations to Alan Davey, Innovations Manager at our client LINPAC Packaging, took up a mountainous challenge when he donned his hiking boots and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust recently. At nearly 6000m, ‘Kili’ is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.
Alan received incredible support from over 100 colleagues at LINPAC, some of them donating over £100 for the worthy cause.
Alan flew out to Moshi in Tanzania  after spending four months training for the event, which included running and walking on a daily basis as well as other activities such as football to prepare for the challenge.
The trek took six days in total, walking between six and 17 hours a day and covering a gruelling 60 miles walking at a very slow pace due to the terrain and lack of oxygen.
Alan said: “It really was an incredible experience. The climb took us through a range of very different climates. On the first day we were trekking through rainforest, it was very hot and sticky. On the second day the land was full of strange scrub and then above 4000 metres, it became very dry and dusty, almost like a moonscape.
“It was worth all the effort and training, we raised a lot of money and I have had one of the most unbelievable experiences of my life. I would recommend it to anyone.”
Alan himself raised almost £5000 and the group he completed the challenge with, consisting of 32 people, raised £120,000 for the Meningitis Trust.
Alan said: “I’d like to thank everyone at LINPAC who has supported me so generously in this adventure and in turn have helped the Meningitis Trust do its valuable work. It’s a very worthy cause and it’s great that we have been able to raise so much money, through your amazing generosity.”

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