Mother’s Everest trek for vital cash

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Lisa Dixon said she first got involved with the charity two years ago because a number of friends and family had been affected by cancer – in 2010 she climbed 5,895m up Mount Kilimanjaro to help the cause.

She said: “I liked the idea of doing something positive for the community and like a challenge so this seemed ideal.

lisa dixon

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“I raised £3,750 as part of the first challenge with the help of local businesses, schools, friends and family members.”

She added that her first fund-raising expedition was difficult, because of the temperatures and altitude, but extremely rewarding and she was motivated to take on her latest overseas challenge – to get to Everest Base Camp trek – which took two and a half weeks and raised a further £3,750.

There were a total of 22 people taking part in the trek and, despite medical problems associated with cold and altitude, 20 managed to complete the challenge.

She said: “Each day consisted of trekking between five and 10 hours, up and down steep terrain, with a backpack whilst being surrounded by fantastic scenery and views of the highest mountain in the world.”

Lisa added that she was hoping to continue her fund-raising efforts and was looking for venues for a 24 hour pool event and donations for table top sales.

l To help contact Marie Curie office on (01904) 436 625 or visit http://original.justgiving.com/lisadixon5 to make a donation.