June 23, 2023

CONQUERING EVEREST FOR THE ARTHUR RANK HOSPICE

A father and son team, David and Jasper, have just completed the epic challenge of climbing the equivalent height of Mount Everest (8,848 metres), all in support of Arthur Rank Hospice. This meant climbing 1,475 times up the Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge walls, which they split into 15 sessions of 100 walls per session.

Here is what fundraiser Jasper said about his fundraising efforts:

I started raising money for Arthur Rank about four years ago because they took such good care of my grandad before he passed away.

My challenges so far have been completing a marathon (in small chunks), an iron man (again in small chunks) and most recently climbing the equivalent height of Mount Everest at Clip ‘n Climb in Cambridge. The staff there were so helpful, creating a plan that would see my dad and I scaling the highest mountains until we reached the height of Everest. They were able to support our challenge and encourage us all the way. It felt like they became part of our team.

When fundraising I feel pleased that I can contribute to a good cause. My grandad really loved sports, especially football, so I feel like raising money in this way honours him and would make him proud.

Last year I visited Arthur Rank and I got to see where the money I raised was going to. I hope more people fundraise for Arthur rank in the future as it’s such an important cause. Now I’m looking forward to starting my next challenge!

Sarah Clayton, Community Fundraiser at Arthur Rank Hospice said:

It is always a joy to see what challenges our supporters come up with to gain sponsorship. As a young supporter Jasper exceled himself yet again with this year’s climbing challenge. We are so grateful for his family’s continued dedication to Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

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