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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Team heads for highest

IN just one week’s time a group of 16 adventurers, many from Ulverston, are heading off to conquer Africa’s highest peak to raise funds for Alice’s Escapes – the charity set up by Ulverston teenager, Alice Pyne, who has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, to provide holidays for seriously-ill children and their families.

The group, who have called themselves Team Alice – Kili 2012, are aiming to raise around £70,000 for the Alice’s Escapes charity by completing a near-6,000m ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro.

Alice’s cousin, Daniel Pyne, 22, who is a team member, along with her mother and father Vicky and Simon Pyne, says the money will be well used.

She said: “I think the majority of the money raised will be used to buy a static caravan so Alice’s Escapes have permanent accommodation available in the Lakes, regardless of the time of year.”

Team members will fly out to Africa on Thursday September 27, ready to start the trek on Saturday September 29, with the aim of reaching the summit on Tuesday October 2. They will have a pre-trek acclimatisation day on Friday 28.

If you would like to sponsor the adventurers in Team Alice – Kili 2012 team go to www.justgiving.com/teams/TEAMALICEKILI.

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