A coach driver at PC Coaches will climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice
Chris Offer, Coach Driver at PC Coaches of Lincoln based at the Louth depot, has taken on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise some much needed money for St Barnabas Hospice.
Chris, age 61, decided to take on one of the world’s biggest challenges after losing over three-and-a-half stone in weight following twelve months training. He said:
“With kind permission from my family, I am completely self-funding this adventure. I’m hoping to raise lots of money for such a deserving local charity.
“Although I have no personal connection to St Barnabas, they are a fantastic charity in my home town of Louth, and I know they do an amazing job both in Louth and the rest of Lincolnshire.
“They deserve all the help that can be offered to them, and I intend to help as much as I can.”
Before his career as a coach driver, Chris was a serving Soldier in the British Army and has been involved in several operational conflicts. Chris said:
“Whilst I was a serving soldier, I participated in several adventurous challenges. I’ve climbed Mont Blanc on ice glaciers, done several parachute jumps and now want to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro!”
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania, and is the highest mountain in Africa. It sits at 5,895 metres above sea level.
Look out for Chris out training around Louth – he’ll be in a St Barnabas t-shirt. To sponsor him, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-kili.