Date: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Our regional North Yorkshire business unit is supporting joiner, Paul Rowan, on his quest to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Meningitis Research Foundation.
The team donated £300 which led to 46-year-old Paul, who works for Bridges and Buckle and is a sub-contractor at our Broughton Manor development in Malton, reaching his target of £2,550.
Paul comments: “I actually had meningitis five years ago, so have seen first-hand the devastating effects this terrible illness can have.
“I wanted to give something back and help towards Meningitis research. I have been fundraising since last April and have been doing various mountaineering activities to prepare, including Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, in the Lake District – both of which have helped me get that one step closer to this incredible challenge.”
Paul is hoping to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on his 47th birthday, five days into the expedition, on the 26th October. It has three dormant volcano cones and at 5,895m above sea level, it’s the highest mountain in Africa.
Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be an incredible achievement, and we wanted to support Paul on this exciting yet tough challenge.
“The cause Paul is doing the expedition in aid of is a great one – and close to many hearts at Taylor Wimpey, so we wish him all the best and can’t wait to hear all about it on his return.”
Paul concludes: “I would like to thank my colleagues at Taylor Wimpey for this support. It really is much appreciated.”
To make a donation to Paul, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paulwrowanclimbkili.
Broughton Manor currently offers a range of four-bedroom homes.