Mount Kilimanjaro Charity Climb

Paul Frewin, a regular at the Summer Series 10 mile Time Trial is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in October to raise money two charities, Variety and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Rising majestically above the African plains, the 20,000-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro has beckoned to climbers since the first recorded summit in 1889.

It is the highest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Almost every kind of ecological system is found on the mountain: cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit.

Paul has lived in the village of Badsworth for the past 11 years and is a new member of Calder Clarion CC. He has decided that 2013 is the year to do something challenging, rewarding and contribute to society in a more meaningful way. So along with his son, Simon (who provides his excellent coffee at our events from the Coffee Kart) and his girlfriend Alice the intrepid explorers set off on 11th October.

The charities chosen will mean the money raised can be used to help local projects in the case of Variety and be seen in the Yorkshire skies with the YAA.

Paul was particularly touched by the tragic events of 26 April on the M62 near Pontefract where a local girl was killed and many injured. Without the attendance of the Air Ambulance service there may well have been greater loss of life.Paul said “I am climbing Kilimanjaro in 2013 as a personal challenge and in aid of charity. Please give generously at I am asking for your support to attend the community events offering high quality catering whilst support in these very worthwhile causes. Thank you for your support.”

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Paul in his very first TT in 2012

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