Phil hits new heights in aid of hospice funds

Kilamanjaro climber Phil Metcalfe presents a cheque ,with St Caths Louise Gravestock .Picture Richard Ponter 131431
Kilamanjaro climber Phil Metcalfe presents a cheque ,with St Caths Louise Gravestock .Picture Richard Ponter 131431
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A Scarborough man is feeling on top of the world after conquering Kilimanjaro in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Mr Metcalfe set out on a seven-day expedition to climb to the “Roof of Africa”, as Kilimanjaro is known.

He made it to the summit at 19,344 feet above sea level, raising the fantastic sum of £1,284 for patient care at St Catherine’s.

Mr Metcalfe said: “It was a fantastic feeling! Standing at the highest point in Africa was the most amazing feeling ever.

“All the pain was worth it and on top of that, all the people who supported me so generously made it even more special. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me.”

He added: “I chose Saint Catherine’s Hospice as my charity to support because they offer valuable care for the people of Scarborough and surrounding areas and their families.”

Hospice fundraiser Louise Gravestock said: “Phil has literally taken fundraising to new heights! We would like to congratulate him on this personal achievement and gratefully receive the money he has raised in aid of patient care.”

Saint Catherine’s cares for people with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families from Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and parts of East Yorkshire.