Two Capita employees based in Birmingham have climbed Kilimanjaro – raising more than £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.
Marc Vaughan, who works for IT services, and David Morris, who works for Service Birmingham, returned from the 10 day trip to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain exhilarated and exhausted.
The pair raised the sum through sponsorship and a variety of fundraising events including office quizzes, carol singing and cookie sales, as well as generous donations from family, friends and colleagues.
Mr Vaughan said: “The climb proved to be one of the best experiences I have ever undertaken. It was extremely strenuous – both physically and mentally, and I am so proud to say that I have done it both for myself and such a commendable charity.”
Mr Morris said: “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an unforgettable experience and one I will always treasure. Completing the challenge with a group of extraordinary, like-minded people truly made the trip a once in a lifetime event.”
Capita has a three year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support with a target to raise £1 million. A total of 37 intrepid Capita employees who took on the Kilimanjaro climb have so far raised £132,000, which will bring the total amount to date raised by Capita and its employees for Macmillan to £800,000.
If you would like to help support the Capita climbers and donate money to Macmillan please go to www.justgiving.com/capitakilimanjarotrek.