Paul Pugh, Director at Mason Advisory has decided to take on ‘The Kilimanjaro Challenge 2017’ for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). The challenge will raise funds and awareness for The Christie in Manchester, the Rugby League Benevolent Fund, and the SPF Special Causes Fund.
There will be a team of 40 climbers from all walks of life scaling Africa’s highest peak. The challenge will take place in October and follows on from the SPF record-breaking highest game of rugby in 2015 (as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records) and the inaugural SPF trek in 2013.
The event will involve eight days trekking via the Machame Route, supported by Dave Pickles who has climbed the 5895m mountain 48 times.
Steve was a professional rugby league player who represented Great Britain and Ireland. In 2006 he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer, and set up the SPF the following year. He died in 2013.
Pugh said: “I’ve been inspired by the commitment of the Steve Prescott Foundation over many years and feel it’s time to contribute to a very worthy cause. I’m looking forward to testing myself mentally and sharing in a fantastic sense of achievement with the rest of the team – as well as supporting a fantastic charity.”
We wish Paul the best of luck – we’re sure he’ll do us all proud!
If you’d like to support Paul please visit his JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Pugh2
To read more about the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) go to: https://www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk/events/official-events/the-kilimanjaro-challenge-2017-for-the-steve-prescott-foundation