Clare Pope from Lydiate and John Sharrock from Maghull will tackle the mammoth East African peak in September to raise cash for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity in a climb expected to last a week.
Clare explained: “We wanted to do something that would really push us both mentally and physically and we think we may have met our match with Kilimanjaro. The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is such a good cause as it helps a variety of people with a range of different cancers – not just the one and hopefully this will help a lot of people who mean so much to us.”
Clare and John are completing the challenge in memory of Clare’s sister Jane who lost her battle with cancer in July last year.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only charity directly raising money for Clatterbridge cancer patients across the region.
The money helps to offer the most up to date treatment, support vital research, treat their patients with world class equipment and provide life-changing support services that would otherwise be unavailable.
They are dedicated to providing outstanding cancer care to around 26,000 patients each year at their centre in Wirral, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool and their network of chemotherapy units in hospitals across the region.
To support Clare and John in their challenge and help raise the £7,000 they need please visit their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/ClarePope87, all donations are greatly appreciated. For more information about the Centre, please visit www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk.