• Doncaster dad and daughter to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for local hospice

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    August 20, 2019
    A dad and daughter duo from Conisbrough, Doncaster are set to climb 19,341 ft. to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for St John’s Hospice in Balby. 
     
    Dave Wall, 58 and daughter Jenny Wall, 33 will face the steep climb in October this year. The brave duo aim to complete the climb in seven days. 
     
    Dave, a joiner at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) suffered the loss of his father Jack Wall at the tender age of 15, this tragic event is what has spurred Dave on to do the climb and raise money for the hospice.
     
    Dave said: “Losing my dad when I was only 15 has never left me, he died alone in hospital and it still makes me feel sad. I’ve seen the fantastic work the hospice do and how no one has to pass away on their own and just felt I needed to help raise money for this fantastic place. 
     
    “For me, this is a way to honor my dad and gain closure whilst benefiting other people. I’m hoping the money I raise can go towards giving people and their families a more comfortable end of life experience.” 
     
    Lindsey Richards of the hospice said: “I’d like to thank Dave and Jenny for doing this mammoth climb to raise much needed funds for our hospice, we all wish you both a safe journey and look forward to seeing you when you have completed it!”
     
    Dave and Jenny start the climb on October 5, the day before Jenny’s birthday! If you would like to support them you can donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Killimanjaro2019TeamWall
     
    If you would like to become a sponsor of St John’s Hospice or fundraise by holding an event, please get in touch with the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391 to help the hospice reach its fundraising target of £300-500k this year. Alternatively you can donate here: 
     
    http://www.stjohnshospicedoncaster.co.uk/fundraise/donate/
     
    The hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).
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