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Weymouth family climb Kilimanjaro in charity challenge
A WEYMOUTH family took on an epic challenge for a charity close to their hearts.
Martyn Harler, his uncle Paul Harler and cousins Stan Knight and Nigel Rowell climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise thousands of pounds for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
The challenge was carried out in memory of Martyn’s gran Jean Rowell, who had been cared for by Weldmar before she sadly passed away.
In the same year his mum Gill was diagnosed with ovarian cancer just months before his grandad passed away.
The team raised a huge total of £6,840 after choosing to climb the more difficult route and completing it in just five days.
Paul Harler said: “I would like to thank everyone who supported all of us in raising this amazing amount of money for Weldmar.
“Family, friends and work colleagues alike have been so very supportive and generous and we are truly grateful to every one of them.”
He added: “The work of Weldmar here in Dorset is very special and we are so delighted to be able to support them in this way.”
The climb, which took place in September last year, was celebrated during a cheque presentation where Weldmar director of fundraising Caroline Nickinson praised the team for their ‘effort and detemination’
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