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No mountain high enough for SCA employee
Published:  18 March, 2015

SCA Timber Supply’s Richard Inskip has successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising funds for the Stoke-on-Trent charity Douglas Macmillan.

Mr Inskip, his brother, and a group of six others, collectively raised nearly £27,000 through sponsorship and fundraising events held in the months prior to the climb.

“It was pretty tough,” admitted Mr Inskip. “The first few days of the climb were hard, but the incredible views kept us going. The summit climb was by far the most difficult part as we experienced wind chill of -40°C, combined with high altitude and lack of oxygen, but we had amazing team spirit to carry us all to the top.”

Douglas Macmillan provides hospice services free of charge to adults with life-limiting illnesses in the North Staffordshire area, and also provides supportive care for their families and carers. This is the second time Mr Inskip has embarked on this personal challenge in honour of his late parents, who were both cared for at the hospice.