Dave Wall and his daughter Jenny recently scaled the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for our Hospice in Doncaster.
Dave and Jenny set their sights on climbing the 5,895m to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro so they could wave the hospice flag. In their efforts Dave and Jenny managed to raise £1375 and spread the word about our Balby based hospice, even bagging a £50 donation from an Australian couple who were also on the climb!
Dave said: “Doing this felt amazing, until it was time to climb to the summit, we had to climb up the side of the mountain that was covered in snow whilst in the dark, it took us six and a half hours to reach the summit from the last camp.
“By this point I was suffering with altitude sickness but was pushed to finish by my daughter Jenny and the other people in our group. I knew I had to push myself to get up to the top. I’m so glad I kept going, I wanted to do the hospice proud.”
Upon reaching the summit Dave had to be rushed to the bottom as his sickness had become quite severe. Jenny, who also enjoyed a birthday whilst on the climb stayed at the top to wave the hospice flag in the form of a t-shirt!
Lindsey Richards of the hospice said: “We are all so impressed with Dave and Jenny, what you have done is amazing, we’re also glad that Dave is now feeling better! The money you have raised will be beneficial in enabling a comfortable environment for our patients and their families, thank you so much!”
To find out about supporting your local hospice by becoming a sponsor or to fundraise by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively you can donate here:
St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).